WBA middlweight champion Danny Jacobs shocked undefeated challenger Peter Quillin with a first round stoppage in the all-Brooklyn main event on Saturday night (November 5) in front of 8,443 fans at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.
Jacobs’ (31-1, 28 KOs) incredible story continues: from cancer survivor in 2011 to middleweight champion and now this stunning performance.
Jacobs landed a straight right to Quillin’s temple and pounced with an onslaught of punches while his opponent was against the ropes. Quillin stumbled forward and referee Harvey Dock looked in Quillin’s eyes and halted the fight without the challenger ever touching the canvas.
After the fight, Dock told Showtime’s Jim Gray that Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KOs) could not comprehend where he was and “was not able to continue.”
“I hope he’s okay,” Jacobs said. “I was patient and when I came with an uppercut I knew I hurt him and that’s when I went for the kill.
Jesus Cuellar defended his WBA featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo in the showtime co-feature.
Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs) was the busier fighter from the outset, throwing nearly 1,000 punches in the 12-round championship fight, compared to just 637 for the challenger. Cuellar initiated the action and pressed forward, but his Puerto Rican opponent would not engage for most of the bout.
“We knew the fight would be difficult but we accomplished everything we wanted to during training camp,” Cuellar said. “The only thing that was left was the knockout, but because of the movement of his head it was impossible.
Long Island’s Chris Algieri defeated Erick Bone via 10-round unanimous decision (95-94, 97-92 twice) in a fast-paced, all-action fight.
“This is big. Bone is a real tough guy and I felt in control. I thought the fight was mine the whole way. I wanted to get the knockout, but he was in great shape. I’m looking forward to big fights in 2016.”
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