Daniel Jacobs Defeats Sergio Mora by 2nd Round TKO as Mora Suffers Leg Injury

On the undercard of ESPN’s PBC broadcast tonight in Brooklyn, Daniel Jacobs(30-1, 27 KOs) was awarded a TKO victory over former light middleweight champion, Sergio Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs), when Mora’s right leg folded under him after going down under a barrage of punches from Jacobs in the 2nd. Mora got up off the canvas, but was limping considerably and was unable to continue the fight for Jacobs’ WBA middleweight title.

The opening round was sleepy until Jacobs landed a massive right hand with 1:22 remaining in the round, sending Mora onto his back. Surprisingly, a wobbly Mora returned the favor just 22 seconds later and dropped Jacobs with a counter left. Both men recovered by the end of the round, setting the stage for what was shaping up to be a spectacular bout. The 2nd round was very even until Jacobs opened up and Mora went down, suffering the injury.

After the fight, you could hear Mora saying he heard his knee “pop” and believed his ankle was broken. This had to be a bitter disappointment to Mora who despite the second knockdown was clearly in the fight and giving Jacobs all he could handle. For Jacobs, who had won 9 consecutive fights by knock out against so-so competition, this fight may have created more questions than it answered. Being dropped by the light punching Mora was certainly unexpected.

Jacobs’ personal story of defeating bone cancer is extraordinary, but as Teddy Atlas pointed out during the fight, his path to a world title was a fairly easy one. That being said, this was a fun fight to watch while it lasted and Jacobs ability to hit and get hit played well on television and will likely lead to bigger fights. Whether he’s as good as his record remains to be seen.

While Mora was demanding a rematch after his misfortune, Jacobs was calling out Peter Quillin and dismissing Mora’s request.

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COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

Alright,... Now its time for Quillin vs Jacobs. They both seem up for the challenge and according to the New York social media, .... its a fight that must be made....make it happen!!!!


-amayseng :

Alright,... Now its time for Quillin vs Jacobs. They both seem up for the challenge and according to the New York social media, .... its a fight that must be made....make it happen!!!!
It would be a competitive fight between two B fighters. Seems Jacobs chin may be his undoing, he got knocked down and was on queer street from Mora of all people... Seemed to be on uneasy legs and foggy for a bit as well.. I like Jacobs, Lee may get him out of there and GGG would absolutely annihilate him. Pirog come back!


-King Beef :

It would be a competitive fight between two B fighters. Seems Jacobs chin may be his undoing, he got knocked down and was on queer street from Mora of all people... Seemed to be on uneasy legs and foggy for a bit as well.. I like Jacobs, Lee may get him out of there and GGG would absolutely annihilate him. Pirog come back!
Very true, Quillin and Jacobs would be a decent scrap, I personally think he and Mora should hook it up again. He was clearly the more hurt fighter between the 2 knock downs. (not exactly what you want to see if your Jacobs corner)


-Bernie Campbell :

Dont ever bring Rosie Perez on another telecast! Her *** smells too much!


-Radam G :

Dont ever bring Rosie Perez on another telecast! Her *** smells too much!
Be nice, B-camp! That is no way to fib about a lady. Holla!


-richard :

The loss for Mora had nothing to do with anything that Jacobs did. He snapped his leg and couldn't continue. Mora wants a rematch but Jacobs is afraid and says he will not give a rematch.


-richard :

I don't really think he's ready to go up against anyone like Quillin. He never really proved much against Mora other than that he's a chicken to do a rematch. He wants a couple bigger paydays before he gets exposed. I think the fight could have gone back and forth all night.


-richard :

What crawled up your pajong to make you so ornery?


-richard :

Dont ever bring Rosie Perez on another telecast! Her *** smells too much!
What crawled up your pajong to make you so ornery?


-DaveB :

Yeah, what was up with Jacobs celebrating like he just won the unified championship? It looked inappropriate to me. It clearly wasn't anything he had done. It looked like a freak accident. Jacobs acted like he had just polished off the Latin Snake. Not.