Boxing Preview – Daniel Jacobs vs Sergio Mora

Boxing Preview – Daniel Jacobs vs Sergio Mora

Boxing Preview – Daniel Jacobs vs Sergio Mora

Taking the trans-Atlantic journey from British shores to New York sees another explosive card from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn which will be hosting an evening of World championship Boxing. The support to the main event sees the return of the ‘Miracle Man’ Daniel Jacobs as he defends his WBA middleweight belt against the capable Sergio Mora.

We believe Jacobs has the KO power to put out Mora before the 12 rounds, which is currently priced at 8/11 with 888 Sport. ‘Treble the Odds’ on a £10 bet to potentially received £51.90. Sign up clicking here or by clicking the banner below. 

Jacobs’ nickname the ‘Miracle Man’ is definitely quite warranted following his journey. Shortly after his swift first round KO victory in March 2011, Jacobs was diagnosed with cancer, however he returned miraculously 17 months later, picking up where he left off, earning another first round KO. Jacobs is on an impressive 12 bout stoppage streak. In his last three bouts, he stopped Milton Nunez in the first round in March 2014, before then winning his first world championship, tearing apart Jarrod Fletcher in the fifth round in August 2014. He shut out Caleb Truax in his first defence in April 2015, before stopping him in the twelfth round. This earned him a 29 win, 1 loss record with 26 stoppages.

Jacobs is one of the most potent punchers in the game today as is evident in his win to stoppage ratio. Both of his hands have legitimate explosive strength which can end a fight with a flash knockout, however it’s more likely he would load up on a flurry of punches and have the referee save his opponent. His Boxing ability is flush as well which Spurs from a good amateur career, topped with four Golden Gloves wins. He has a very dangerous style. There’s still questions from his only loss where he got stopped about how he deals with punches who like him, load up on their punches. If he gets out-hit as such, he will likely falter.


Sergio Mora is one of the most passionate competitors and even fans of the sport, and he competes for the love of the game as opposed to the monetary benefits which come with it. Mora has carved a record of 28 wins, 9 stoppages, 3 losses and 2 draws. In his last three fights, he stopped Samuel Rogers in the fifth round in May 2014, earned a decision victory against Dashon Johnson in December 2014, and a split decision victory against Abraham Han in February 2015.

Mora, as aforementioned, is a student of the game, and his appreciation of the finer details of the sport puts him at a Boxing skill advantage to a lot of his opponents. He dictates the angles, length and speed well, and he can utilise a two or more punch combo in the right spots perfectly. He’s experienced as well, with a 15 year professional career. That might however be a downfall as the 34 year old has shown signs of decline in his last two fights, hitting the canvas in both of them, the first ever time in his career. He’s also only fought one twelve round contest in those last three fights.

This bout is set up to showcase the electrifying Daniel Jacobs in front of his home crowd, and I don’t doubt he’ll put on a show, however Mora won’t make it easy as a lot of people are predicting. Mora’s evasiveness and ability to dictate the important technical side of a bout will make him possibly win rounds here and there, however I don’t think he’ll be convincing enough to win rounds against an offensive Jacobs. Despite never being stopped in his career, Mora has hit the mat in his last two fights against not so powerful brawlers, and he’s only had one twelve round contest in that stretch. I don’t see him hanging around for twelve rounds against a powerful, quick and athletic Jacobs. Daniel Jacobs by latter half of the fight stoppage.

Dan Glozier.


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