Daniel Jacobs beats Jarrod Fletcher and earns WBA Middleweight World Championship
Aug 10 2014 2:44 AM
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Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) scored a fifth-round knockout victory over Australian Jarrod Fletcher (18-2, 10 KOs), Jacobs earned the vacant WBA Middleweight World Championship and the 25th knockout win of his career.

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oubobcat says:

I am glad Jacobs won but honestly was not too impressed. After the initial barrage in the first round, Jacobs really slowed the pace down. I am not sure the reason but he stopped using the jab or throwing in combination. And he started to get hit by quite a few of telegraphed punches from Fletcher. Jacobs was not moving his head and was pulling straight back which is why he was getting hit at times so easily. Though he won, its becoming a little more apparent to me that he may have trouble against upper level Middleweights. And I am not talking just Peter Qullin and others, lets start with the likes of someone like Caleb Traux. I think Jacobs will have problems with that level of Middleweight let alone anyone in the top 10.

The Commish says:

I think Big Al is moving towards making a Danny Jacobs-Peter Quillin fight at the Barclay's Center.

I would not be surprised to see the fight happen late this year, as part of a multi-title fight card.

-Randy G

amayseng says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;60998]I am glad Jacobs won but honestly was not too impressed. After the initial barrage in the first round, Jacobs really slowed the pace down. I am not sure the reason but he stopped using the jab or throwing in combination. And he started to get hit by quite a few of telegraphed punches from Fletcher. Jacobs was not moving his head and was pulling straight back which is why he was getting hit at times so easily. Though he won, its becoming a little more apparent to me that he may have trouble against upper level Middleweights. And I am not talking just Peter Qullin and others, lets start with the likes of someone like Caleb Traux. I think Jacobs will have problems with that level of Middleweight let alone anyone in the top 10.[/QUOTE]

There was a lot riding on winning this fight for DJ, I think he took his foot off the pedal a bit and made sure he composed himself. At the same time he may have began thinking a bit too much which caused him to catch some shots he usually wouldnt.

I think he is an overall solid fighter and would beat Kid Chocolate convincingly.

GGG sparks him out though, and there is nothing wrong with that. I don't know anyone at 160 GGG doesnt put down and out.