Danny Jacobs to headline Aug. 19 in NYC

Middleweight Danny Jacobs takes a step up in competition when he meets Giovanni Lorenzo, a three-time world title challenger, on Aug. 19 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, NYC. The featured bout between the comeback-from-cancer kid Jacobs, a 26-year-old from Brownsville who now lives in Park Slope, and Lorenzo, a Dominican-born New York resident, will be shown on Fox Sports 1, as part of a content deal between promoter Golden Boy and the new Fox sports channel.

"I think Lorenzo is a very solid fighter who has good power," Jacobs (25-1 with 22 KOs; beat Keenan Collins via a fourth round TKO at Barclays Center in his last fight, April 27) told me. "I look for him to try and test me but my speed and movement will make the difference."