For WBA (Regular) Middleweight Champion Daniel Jacobs, a second fight against Sergio Mora is a step backwards in his career. Regardless of his thoughts, the two will face off on September 9 for Jacobs' title.
In the August 30 media conference call promoting the world title fight, Jacobs told Fightful that he will not be careless like he was in the first fight, where he was knocked down in the first round by Mora.
"Listen, there's always opportunities to learn and grow in the sport of boxing," Jacobs said. "Even with a light-punching guy like Sergio Mora, I learned a valuable lesson that, after I knocked him down and I was going in for the kill, that you still have to be defensive minded, even when you have a guy hurt because I was on the verge of stopping this man. There's no way around that. I was definitely on the verge of stopping him. But, in my mind, I got a little careless. And the way I had my feet spread, I mean, I just got caught with a real clean shot. It's nothing I can take away from him. He definitely earned that. But, it was a valuable lesson to me and a lesson that I'm sure I won't make again."
The two have been going at each other, with the conference call containing several f-bombs directed at one another. Their fight will main event a Spike televised card on September 9. The co-main event will feature Robert Easter Jr. against Richard Commey for the vacant IBF Lightweight Title.