Gary "The Kid" Jacobs (born 10 December 1965) is a former professional Scottish boxer.[1]

Jacobs at various points in his career held the British, Commonwealth, and European (EBU) welterweight titles, as well as unsuccessfully challenging Pernell Whitaker for his WBC crown.[2] Jacobs wore a Star of David on his trunks. He was inducted into the Scottish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.[3]

Jacobs, who is Jewish,[4][5] now lives in Glasgow's suburbs with his wife and three children.

Gary is now a professional boxing coach at the MGM Scotland Gym.

References

  1. ^ "Gary Jacobs - Boxer". Boxrec.com. 8 February 1989. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Jet. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 18. September 16, 2011.  |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  5. ^ The Jewish Year Book, 2000. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Wilf Gentzen
Commonwealth Welterweight Champion
19 April 1988 - 23 November 1989
Succeeded by
Donovan Boucher
Preceded by
Del Bryan
British Welterweight Champion
20 February 1992 - 9 July 1992
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Del Bryan