Middleweight contender Danny Jacobs, 24-1-(21), faces Keenan Collins on the undercard of the Danny Garcia vs Zab Judah world title clash at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday and he can’t wait to fight there once again.
“It feels good, a little bit more pressure is off of me now,” said Jacobs. “ The first time around was kind of special, so I was a little nervous, but I feel good now. I feel confident. My opponent is a last minute replacement, but at the same time we’re going to go in there and do our job.
On how he feels going into the fight, Jacobs said: “Physically, I feel amazing. I was training for February 9, so when that fell out, I took a week, maybe two weeks off and then I got back into the gym. I’ve been ready for about two months.
“I’m looking to step up [my level of opposition]. I feel good. I feel like the rush is out. I feel like stepping up. The only way to get experience is to step up.
How does Jacobs feel about his enforced four month layoff? “Mentally, it messes with you just a little bit. Once you train so hard, you have an eight-week camp and then that fight is off, it’s tough because you have time away from your family. I’m a professional, so this comes with the territory and I know I have a job to do on Saturday night.”
April 24, 2013