Daniel Jacobs fights for the first time in over two years on July 6 | Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Daniel Jacobs fights for the first time in over two years on July 6.

Former middleweight titleholder Daniel Jacobs will fight for the first time in over two years on Saturday, July 6, facing Shane Mosley Jr on the undercard of the Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal boxing rematch.

The fight will be set for 10 rounds at super middleweight.

Jacobs, now 37, has not fought since a controversial loss to John Ryder in London in Feb. 2022, and really hasn’t looked like a contender at any point in this decade. His 2020 win over Gabriel Rosado was also plenty questionable, and other than that he hasn’t fought since 2019, when he lost to Canelo Alvarez then beat a totally disinterested and way overweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr when Chavez simply quit after five rounds.

Jacobs (37-4, 30 KO) could be looking to launch an actual comeback at 168 lbs, or could just be making some money, we’ll see how he actually fights.

Of course, in the lead-up, it’s an actual comeback bid.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and do what I love most,” said Jacobs. “I’ve been training and I feel rejuvenated and ready to make another run to the top. This is a great opportunity on a big platform, and I’m coming to make the most of it. I’ve got a great opponent, but don’t blink, because I’m preparing to end this fight in style.”

Mosley (21-4, 12 KO) has had an unusual path as a second-generation fighter. He barely had an amateur career at all and certainly wasn’t bred from his early youth to be a star in the sport, and had early pro setbacks that would generally discourage someone who was just doing it to do it.

Instead of bowing out on any reality checks, he’s shown a lot of grit and desire to be a fighter, bouncing back from his defeats and hanging around as a tough pro at middleweight ad super middleweight. At the moment, he’s won four straight fights. He’s not someone who will make it easy for Jacobs, and we really have no idea what Jacobs has left in the tank at this point, either.

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