Middleweight champion has best reason to root for Rams

The Big Game

NEXSTAR (ATLANTA) — An early visitor to the Big Game festivities in Atlanta has the perfect reason to root for the Rams.

Boxer Daniel Jacobs, the IBF Middleweight Champion, says he’s rooting for the “underdog” Rams after overcoming the adversity he’s faced in his life.

Jacobs, nicknamed the “Miracle Man,” was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2011. Many believed his career as a prize fighter was over, but Jacobs perservered and returned to the ring after nearly two years away from the sport. 

Jacobs, now cancer-free, is now a champion who is set to defend his title against perhaps boxing’s top attraction in Canelo Alvarez on May 4. 

The Rams are being labeled as the underdogs, a label that hits close to home for the middlewight titleholder.

“Even though I’m a boxer, I’m a huge football fan,” said Jacobs, who said he can’t wait for the fun of Super Bowl weekend. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Green Bay Booyah rally past Dock Spiders in rain-shortened tilt

Thumbnail for the video titled "Green Bay Booyah rally past Dock Spiders in rain-shortened tilt"

Dean Lowry locking in on offseason goals

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dean Lowry locking in on offseason goals"

Booyah win a close one over Fond du Lac

Thumbnail for the video titled "Booyah win a close one over Fond du Lac"

Booyah get first win, Dock Spiders fall late in Friday action

Thumbnail for the video titled "Booyah get first win, Dock Spiders fall late in Friday action"

Packers' unique relationship with St. Norbert College to take one-year hiatus

Thumbnail for the video titled "Packers' unique relationship with St. Norbert College to take one-year hiatus"

Booyah drop opener, Dock Spiders win in Northwoods start

Thumbnail for the video titled "Booyah drop opener, Dock Spiders win in Northwoods start"