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'Miracle Man' Cancer Survivor Wins Boxing World Championship

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The Boxer and Brooklynite known as "Miracle Man" brings the WBA Middleweight Championship home at Barclay's Center.

Daniel Jacobs dominated his fight with Jarrod Fletcher, winning by technical knockout as the fifth round came to a close.

The 27-year-old was fighting long odds to get here.

Jacobs became paralyzed after developing a rare bone cancer three years ago.

He's been boxing since he was a teenager in Brownsville.

He also credits boxing with giving him mental stamina in his fight with cancer.

Following the bout—Jacobs said that fighting for the belt at home gave him a major boost.

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