Who can forget the image of boxer Danny Jacobs standing in the ring, hands raised in victory, cheered on by thousands at the Barclays Center having just become the WBA middleweight champion? This alone is not what makes the moment notable.
In 2011, Danny was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma. It caused partial paralysis of his legs and damaged nerves in his spine. Doctors didn’t know if he would ever walk again. Danny is not just a WBA champion, he’s also the first cancer survivor to win a boxing championship.