Angela Simmons' New Man Is a Boxing Champ and Cancer Survivor – Meet Daniel Jacobs
Find out more about Angela Simmons' new man, Daniel Jacobs who is a cancer survivor and a professional boxer who has won many titles in his boxing career.
It has been two years since Angela Simmons lost her fiancé, Sutton Tennyson. The latter was shot multiple times, leading to his death on November 3, 2018.
Since then, there has not been any major news from Simmons regarding her love life until now. The fashion mogul recently confirmed that she is in a relationship with Daniel Jacobs.
Angela Simmons at WeTV's celebration of "Growing Up Hip-Hop" Season 3 on July 20, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
That caption was in reference to Jacobs' profession as he is a professional boxer with a lot of history and title wins. Jacobs also shared a picture of himself and Simmons' at the wedding, captioning it:
"Wedding vibes tonight with her."
The 33-year-old boxer is a former two-time Middleweight Champion of the world with his record standing at 36-3, with 30 knockouts. He is quite active on Instagram where he posts pictures of his life and achievements.
Jacobs is father to a son, Nathaniel, and shared a photo of both of them on his Instagram page on July 16, tagging the latter as his heart.
Jacobs' first post-cancer recovery fight was against fellow Brooklyn fighter, Peter Quillin.
Jacobs was honored by Brooklyn in 2017 when the city, through Eric L. Adams, president of the Borough of Brooklyn, named April 22, 2017 as the Daniel Jacobs Day in recognition of his towering achievements.
The boxer holds that honor proudly and shared a picture of the proclamation on his Instagram page on August 22, 2019. In the caption to the post, he wrote:
"Happy Daniel Jacobs Day in Brooklyn!!! Continue to inspire, stay supportive of one another, and, most importantly, spread love!"
The story of Jacobs would not be complete without mentioning that he is a cancer survivor following his battle with the disease which threatened his boxing career.
It all began in 2010 when the boxer lost his beloved grandma Cordelia. The pain of her death played a hand in him losing his first fight when he was beaten for the first time in his career by Dmitry Pirog days after.
Things got worse eight months after that defeat when Jacobs noticed a problem with his legs and needed a cane to walk. Doctors informed him that he suffered from a pinched nerve and gave him drugs to treat it.
However, he found himself needing a wheelchair. After another diagnosis, doctors found that he had osteosarcoma, a tumor-like cancer known for being aggressive. It had damaged the boxer's nerves and paralyzed his legs.
Following a 6-hour surgery, Jacobs recovered from the disease but doctors told him that he could not fight again. He did not heed that warning and got back to the ring after his rehabilitation, as boxing was a part of him.
His first post-cancer recovery fight was against fellow Brooklyn fighter, Peter Quillin and it did not last long, with Jacobs knocking his opponent out in 73 seconds. His triumphant return to the ring after his battle with cancer culminated in him becoming known as "The Miracle Man."
In a chat with ESPN's Max Kellerman, Jacobs talked about how he dealt with the loss of his grandma, that first loss to Pirog, his battle with cancer, and the rehabilitation process that followed.
One fight that remains a highlight of Jacobs' career was the fight against Gennady Golovkin. The contest saw Jacobs stand up fiercely against Golovkin, only losing on judges' decision.
The result surprised many fans and critics alike, and Jacobs said that even in defeat, it was a proud moment for him because it earned him the respect of fans.
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