Herschel Jacobs, American light heavyweight boxer, Died at 75

Hershel Jacobs was born on June 3, 1940 and died on December 19, 2015.

He was a light heavyweight boxing contender, a New York State Light Heavyweight champion, and a noted boxing trainer in New York City.

During his career, he has a record of 27 wins, 20 losses, and two draws, with 11 knockouts.

Hershel Jacobs has won 14 out of 16 pro bouts, fighting in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

He lost only two decisions, including to middleweight contender Ruben Carter. Stepping up to 10 round main event bout status, 13 of Jacob’s next 17 bouts were ten rounders, he also won seven of them and lost six, with three knockouts.

Hershel was trained by Maurice Sposato, also known as Kid Sharkey.

He also won a ten round decision over 60 win fighter George Johnson on July 1971 in Portland, Maine, following a unanimous 12 round decision over Carroll to win the vacant USA New York State Light Heavyweight title

He won other rounds, and retired when he was 32 yrs old.

In 1978, he made attempts to fight again, against Eddie Phillips, the game was stopped during the 4th round, he never forth again.

After his career as a fighter, he took interest as a professional boxing trainer of amateurs and professionals at the Cage Recreation Center in White Plains, New York, and at the Yonkers Police Athletic League athletic facility.

He trained fighters like, Renaldo Snipes, Milton Guest and Doug DeWitt.

Herschel Jacobs passed away at 75 yrs old, at a nursing home in Yonkers, New York.