Middleweight champion has best reason to root for Rams

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NEXSTAR (ATLANTA) — An early visitor to the Big Game festivities in Atlanta has the perfect reason to root for the Rams.

Boxer Daniel Jacobs, the IBF Middleweight Champion, says he’s rooting for the “underdog” Rams after overcoming the adversity he’s faced in his life.

Jacobs, nicknamed the “Miracle Man,” was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2011. Many believed his career as a prize fighter was over, but Jacobs perservered and returned to the ring after nearly two years away from the sport. 

Jacobs, now cancer-free, is now a champion who is set to defend his title against perhaps boxing’s top attraction in Canelo Alvarez on May 4. 

The Rams are being labeled as the underdogs, a label that hits close to home for the middlewight titleholder.

“Even though I’m a boxer, I’m a huge football fan,” said Jacobs, who said he can’t wait for the fun of Super Bowl weekend. 

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