News | Jun 17 2015

Daniel Jacobs’ title defence against Sergio Mora added to Danny Garcia-Paulie Malignaggi card

Daniel Jacobs will make the second defence of his middleweight title against Sergio Mora in Brooklyn, writes George Gigney
Danny Jacobs
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DANIEL JACOBS will defend his WBA middleweight world title against former light-middleweight world champion Sergio Mora on the undercard of Danny Garcia’s clash with Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 1.

Fighting in his hometown, Jacobs’ defence will be his second since winning the vacant title against Jarrod Fletcher last August, his first defence being a 12th round stoppage of Caleb Truax in April.

The 34-year-old Mora, a former light-middleweight world champion, enters the contest on a five fight winning streak since losing to Brian Vera in 2012, most recently outpointing Abraham Han in February.