Jacobs crushes Quillin in Brooklyn
Danny Jacobs crushes Peter Quillin in Brooklyn
By Joseph Correa
WBA world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) shocked former world champion Peter Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KOs) rushing him with a ferocious onslaught of power punches in the opening round to retain his WBA 160lb title in front of his hometown fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Jacobs landed a crushing right hand to the head that wobbled Quillin, leaving his legs very unsteady causing him to cover up on the ropes. Quillin was in a lot of trouble and made a critical mistake trying to fight back rather than grabbing onto Jacobs and holding on to clear his head. The Miracle man continued his attack, throwing punches non-stop, overwhelming the vulnerable Quillin. Then it happened, Jacobs landed a monstrous right to the temple that had Quillin out on his feet and staggering around the ring. This prompted referee Harvey Dock to step in and stop the contest at 1:25 of the very first round.
Quillin was hurt very badly and likely would have been stopped had the round continued. I don’t think he would have made it out of the round. There was a lot of time left, and Jacobs was showing no signs of letting up.
Overall, it was a great performance by Danny Jacobs who proved to be the better man and in doing so will certainly be in conversations for a bigger fight in 2016.