Daniel Jacobs Added To HBO PPV Undercard


Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz will rematch their 2009 Fight of the Year on HBO pay-per-view in Las Vegas on July 31. The undercard finally started to take shape when Golden Boy announced that up-and-coming middleweight Daniel Jacobs will face Dmitry Pirog for the WBO middleweight title.

Daniel Jacobs is 20-0 (17 KOs) while Dmitry Pirog is 16-0 (13 KOs). Both undefeated middleweights are being given a shot at the WBO title because former champion, Sergio Martinez, was stripped by the organization last week. Martinez also holds the WBO light middleweight title and before getting a decision from Sergio on which title he would defend, the WBO decided to strip Martinez of the middleweight title.