Jacobs' direst fight: for career, life
Danny Jacobs wasn't ready.
He thought he was, convinced himself he was, and spoke with plenty of swagger about what was expected of him.
"When you're from Brooklyn, you've got to rep, and you've got to perform, like it's your last fight on earth," he said two days before his July 2010 showdown with Dmitry Pirog.
He even spoke of the added motivation provided by the death only days previously of his grandmother, Cordelia, who had helped raise him as her own son. He dedicated ...
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