US middleweight Danny Jacobs has beaten off cancer and is now
ready to get his career back on track.
The 25-year-old returns to action at the new Barclays Center in
his home neighbourhood of Brooklyn next Saturday night.
But last year it seemed his career was over as he was diagnosed
with osteosarcoma, an aggressive former of cancer which meant he
had a tumour growing in his spine.
"The doctors told me I would never be able to box again.
It was the crazy part of me that wanted to do what the
doctors told me I couldn't do," he said at this week's open work
out in New York.
"To have gone through what I've gone through in the past year
and a half, to have this opportunity and attention, to have
people say I appreciate you, it's an amazing feeling.
"To have this amazing Barclays' card on October 20, it's going
to be historical."