Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Legendary Beltway Trainer Dave Jacobs Turns 80!


(Photo courtesy of the Jacobs Family)

We don't celebrate many birthdays here but this one truly deserves a celebration.  Happy 80th birthday to legendary trainer Dave Jacobs.  Mr. Jacobs has worked with many local boxers over many years including Sugar Ray Leonard and Andrew Maynard just to name a short few.

One of the nicest men in this business deserves a strong celebration!


10 comments:

Richard McCombs said...

A very wise man once said..I trained the best long ago he won the gold going toe 2 toe, he trained his best day by day and he goes by the name of Sugar Ray :) Happy Birthday Mr.Jacobs I hope I got it right.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr Jacobs! I wish you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Jacobs you are truly a boxing living legend.

From the Head Bangers

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr.Jacobs. Thanks for all you have done for DC boxing.

From Diamonds N The Ruff

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Jacobs. wishing you many more. God Bless!

From Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center Staff.

Referee, Billy Johnson said...

Mr. Jacobs is an example of Gods grace and mercy.Keep on running young man.

Chris Nicholson said...

Happy birthday Mr. Jacobs!

When I was a journalism student at GWU I went to National Airport to cover Sugar Ray Leonard's triumphant return from the Marvin Hagler fight. I couldn't get the time of day from most of the people I spoke with because I wasn't yet a "real reporter."

But two of the key figures were exceedingly nice to me and gave lengthy interviews. One of those was Dave Jacobs (and the other was Charlie Brotman.)I needed those interview quotes to score a decent grade in my class, and that act of kindness was one I have never forgotten.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR JACOBS FROM TONY THOMPSON AND WIFE! MR JACOBS WAS KIND ENOUGH TO ACCOMPANY US ON SEVERAL OF TONY'S FIGHT AND HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BLESSING TO US!

Anonymous said...

Truly one of our area treasures! Happy Birthday Mr. Jacobs!

Fight Doctor (J. Spears)

Adrienne Mason said...

In never having a pro fight Mr. Jacobs was very reluctant to work with me on a Pro level.
After much hard work on my part, Mr. Jacobs gave me a chance and I really appreciated what I learned in the process. In not becoming a champion boxer, Mr. Jake helped me become a champion in life. You made a difference.
Happy Birthday Mr. Jacobs.
Have 80 more if you like.
Dexter Mason