Herschel Jacobs

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Name: Herschel Jacobs
Alias: Teenie Baby
Birth Name: Hervice Jacobs
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Birthplace: Wade, North Carolina, USA
Died: 2015-12-19 (Age:75)
Stance: Orthodox
Pro Boxer: Record

  • Decisioned Hal Carroll in 1971 to win the vacant New YOrk State Light Heavyweight title in 1971 by 12 round unanimous decision, his only career 12 rounder and only career title bout.
  • Went the distance in a 10-round bout in 1972 versus future heavyweight champion Ken Norton, losing by unanimous decision. Norton was the world heavyweight champion in 1978.
  • Fought former light-heavyweight champion Harold Johnson twice, losing a 10-round UD in 1967 and winning by TKO in 3 in 1971. Johnson was light-heavyweight champion in 1961-1963.
  • Comeback attempt at cruiserweight in 1978 at age 37 after six year retirement failed against Eddie Phillips, ending Jacobs career. Phillips later got knocked out by Michael Spinks.
  • As a trainer at Cage Recreation Center in White Plains, New York, and at the Yonkers PAL, Jacobs successes included heavyweight Renaldo Snipes, middleweight Doug DeWitt, and welterweight Milton Guest.
  • Career record of 49 pro bouts, 27-20-2 with 11 knockouts. Jacobs resided in Port Chester, New York. Passed away in Yonkers, New York at age 75 on December 19, 2015, after several years in a nursing home.
  • Hershel Jacobs interview on the 'In The Ring' television program on YouTube [[1]]