[VIDEO] Daniel Jacobs: 'I am a fighter'

Elias Cepeda
Boxing
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Jacobs punches Josh Luteran during their middleweight fight at the Barclays Center on October 20, 2012 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Golden Boy Promotions)

Daniel Jacobs vs. Josh Luteran

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Jacobs punches Josh Luteran during their middleweight fight at the Barclays Center on October 20, 2012 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Golden Boy Promotions)

Tonight, Daniel Jacobs takes on Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA middleweight title in Brooklyn on Showtime. In the interview above, Jacobs recounts his early life in a rough neighborhood and how he fell in love with boxing.

Jacobs also discusses his many ups and downs over the past four years, which included the loss of his beloved grand mother, a title fight defeat and his battle with cancer. Watch and listen to Jacobs and then get ready for tonight's Showtime card, headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka.

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