Daniel Jacobs Knocks Out Peter Quillin

DANIEL JACOBS KNOCKS OUT PETER QUILLIN IN ALL-BROOKLYN MIDDLEWEIGHT SHOWDOWN SATURDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME® FROM BARCLAYS CENTER

Jesus Cuellar Defends Featherweight Championship With Unanimous Decision Over Jonathan Oquendo in SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Co-Feature

Catch The Replay This Monday At 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME

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BROOKLYN (Dec. 6, 2015) – WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs shocked undefeated challenger Peter Quillin with a first round TKO in the all-Brooklyn main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday in front of 8,443 fans at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn’s Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) won the “Battle For Brooklyn,” a matchup of top middleweights facing off in the prime of their career in their hometown.

One minute into the fight, 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 Sports reporter 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.

“I told him I love him. Me and Peter go back to the Golden Glove days. I respect him to death, but I knew this fight would be my night. There are no lucky shots in boxing. Obviously I caught him with a shot. Once I knew I had him hurt I kept going.

“I saw his eyes and it looked like his equilibrium was off. I’m not a referee, but if I was I probably would have still gave him another opportunity.”

The fight, which only lasted 1:25, begged the question of a potential rematch.

“I definitely would give him a rematch,” Jacobs continued. “I’m willing to fight him next if that’s what the fans want.”

Quillin seemed to disagree with the stoppage until watching the replay during his SHOWTIME post-fight interview.

“That’s right on the temple,” Quillin said. “In the moment you don’t know what happens until you see it in the replay.

“This is a time you sit with your family and figure out what you have to do. I have a lot of options, maybe a rematch is the best option.

“I can’t think of a better person to lose to than Danny Jacobs.”

Jesus Cuellar defended his WBA Featherweight World Championship with a unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING 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.

Oquendo (26-5, 16 KOs), who was cut over his left eye from an accidental clash of heads in the fifth, was knocked down midway through the fourth. Replays showed that Oquendo tangled his feet with his southpaw opponent.

The win, which was scored 116-111 twice, 120-107, likely sets up a major fight at 126 pounds for the Argentine Cuellar in 2016.

“First we’re going to rest and then we’re going to determine what’s next,” Cuellar said.
“We’ll have two more fights at featherweight and then move up in weight. Hopefully we get Leo Santa Cruz next.”

After the fight, Oquendo acknowledged that he didn’t properly implement his game plan.

“I have to give credit to Cuellar. I never got to use my game plan and he fought a good fight and he’s a good champion,” Oquendo said. “I needed to start more aggressive but I started boxing. That was my mistake. The head butt made it hard for me to see as well.

“I have time to come back and get another world title opportunity. I am disappointed, but I will be back in the gym ready to get back to work soon.”

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 the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME.

The back-and-forth fight featured plenty of in-fighting in the center of the ring. Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs), who landed 49 percent of his power shots, floored Bone (16-3, 8 KOs) with 20 seconds left in the eighth round. However, upon replay, the knockdown looked more like Bone’s foot became tangled with Algieri. The ninth-round featured non-stop action, with each fighter throwing over 100 punches, but it was clear that the Ecuadorian Bone was gassed and had little left in his punches as the fight neared the end.

“Erick said that he was going to have surprises, but I had a few of my own in there,” Algieri said. “I boxed a little bit and slugged more than I should have, but I was just having fun. He’s got a good punch, he’s an underestimated fighter and you could tell he was in great shape.

“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.”

In the opening bout on SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME, Marcus Browne scored a fourth-round TKO over Francisco Sierra.

Browne (17-0, 13 KOs) thoroughly dominated the fight from the outset, landing an astronomical 64 percent of his power punches. The bout was halted after the third round upon request of ringside physician Dr. Barry Jordan due to significant swelling around Sierra’s (27-10-1, 24 KOs) left eye.

“I saw I cut him early, but I had to stay persistent and consistent,” said Browne, of Staten Island. “I had to work the jab and keep working it. I felt like I seized this opportunity to put my name out there.

“It is an honor to fight at Barclays Center for the 10th time. It was a nice stoppage – not necessarily the kind of stoppage that you want, but a stoppage is a stoppage.”

In non-televised undercard action, Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. (20-1, 16 KOs) earned a hard fought unanimous decision over Brooklyn firefighter Will Rosinsky (19-3, 10 KOs) in their 10-round light heavyweight bout. Both men exchanged power punches throughout the fight, but it was Smith’s reach advantage that allowed him to control the action. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Smith by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94.

Popular Brooklyn fighter Heather Hardy (15-0, 3 KOs) remained undefeated with an action-packed unanimous decision victory over Noemi Bosques (10-4-2, 2 KOs) in a rematch of their May fight won by Hardy. The judges’ totals for the eight-round super featherweight bout was 80-72 twice and 79-73.

Former super welterweight world champion Yuri Foreman (33-2, 9 KOs) had a successful return to the ring in his hometown as he defeated Lenwood Dozier (9-9-1, 4 KOs) 77-75 in the eyes of all three judges.

John Hernandez (6-1, 1 KO) shutout Jack Grady (0-2-1) over four rounds to win 40-36 on all three judges’ cards in their welterweight attraction. Cruiserweight Luis Garcia (13-0, 10 KOs) remained undefeated by knocking out Willie Williams (14-11-2, 4 KOs) 1:03 into the first round.

In a fight that saw both men hit the canvas in round one, Titus Williams (4-0, 2 KOs) recovered and cruised to a victory Emmanuel Castro (2-2, 2 KOs) by scores of 60-53, 60-54 and 59-54.

Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will re-air on Monday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME while the SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME will re-air on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Both telecasts will be available On Demand beginning this Sunday.

Mauro Ranallo called the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action with Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and former world champion Paulie Malignaggi commentating and Jim Gray reporting. In Spanish, Alejandro Luna called the blow-by-blow with former world champion Raul Marquez serving as color commentator. Barry Tompkins called the SHOWTIME EXTREME action from ringside with boxing historian Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst.

The fight was promoted by DiBella Entertainment. The Algieri vs. Bone and Rosnisky vs. Smith Jr. fights were promoted in association with Star Boxing. The executive producer of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is David Dinkins Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

"Kid Chocolate" was a kayo waiting to happen. Dude has never moved his head. And he has alway fought stiff necked, and not moved his head, while he also doesn't bend his knees. Holla!


-Schteeeve :

The betting odds gave Jacobs a 38% chance to win the fight. This was not a shocking result as described in the lead sentence of the story.


-teaser :

way to go Danny !! ?love this guy and the courage he's shown in and out of the ring


-Yogo :

Wow. Short and sweet.. So happy for Jacobs, he deserves every success.


-amayseng :

That was my pick from the beginning. Not sure what anyone else ever saw in Peter . RG is correct he has also been static from his trunk up and never really impressive to me in any way. Jacob, God bless him, has been improving and improving his craft over the last five years. Good for him. Now everyone knows why Peter avoided GGG like the damn plague.


-brownsugar :

I was looking forward to this fight ever since it was announced six weeks ago....I had the kind of anticipation I haven't had since I was just a kid waiting on my Grandma's delicious homepage pancakes covered in molasses and butter. I mean, a fight of this magnitude, .....in front of the city that doesn't sleep, ....NY, ....a city that Demands the best and excepts nothing less. How could this fight be a bust? I could feel the electricity all the way in Ohio... Enough to charge a cell phone without a cord. You know it's true, you regulars already know how "Deep2" is....lol. And I can honestly say that I straddled the fence, ever since this fight was announced, I was unable to pick a winner. languishing between picking the basic yet powerfull punching of Peter Quillin, or choosing the fast, smooth boxing and streamlined offence of Danny Jacobs. Danny's offence is really fast. Like the legendary 49'ers back in the day with QB Steve Young. When I talk about fast, I don't mean hand speed, I mean the ability certain fighters have to figure out an opponents weakness and find a way to lay their hands upon their faces in every round. Krusher Kovalev can do it, Chocolatito Gonzalez can do it, and fighters like Kostya Tzyu, Aaron Pryor, and Golovkin can/could certainly do it. Ever since Jacobs came back from his medical leave of absence I've been trying to decide if I was looking at a special kind of fighter. Or was his success the fateful product of probability? Nobody made a big deal of Jacobs as he was easily crushing the opposition and rarely getting hit in return. Had to be a fluke....right? However Jacobs has consistently shown himself to be the kind of fighter who can thread a string of punches together with authority, without rushing, by simply using sound boxing strategy and seamless set- ups to get to the target. Jacobs bombed out a very skillful Giovanni Lorenzo in three, (which was a rare sight at the time) and gradually wore down a very rugged and resilient Caleb Truax in twelve. Just to name a couple of impressive wins. But the Spectre of witnessing Jacobs being dismantled by the Russian (Dmitry Pirog)who fought as though he was trained in the Kronk gym and was then referred to Mayweather Senior for extra polish, has become an image that has been permanently ingrained in my memory. As a result, no matter how fantastic Jacob's has looked against fair opposition, I told myself it was just a fluke, "no way Jacob's can be this good and effective in the way the above mention boxers are (the list is far longer of course). Many fighters will take forever oggling their opponent, groping for an opening, looking for a free shot before throwing a punch but Jacobs is a truly an offensive expert. (Quillin for example reminds me of a birdwatcher trying to photograph a spotted owl the way he takes forever and a day to let his hands go). I have wondered aloud if Triple G would have capsized Quillin so quickly? I think Golovkin would have been wary of Quillin for at least a round or two. I'm not saying Jacobs beats Golovkin, but there is definitely a new kid on the block. This was a very impressive win.....and its what the middleweights are known for....irresistible power. Jacobs vs GGG.... Danny says he has no problem with it. He just needs to be paid correctly. if Jacobs can be successful in his next outing against the winner of Saunders vs Lee, I see a very compelling story building up to hype a tremendously popular fight for the right to rule them all. Well at least a far more entertaining contest than the overhyped and under sold Golovkin vs Lemieux. Props to both Jacobs and Quillin for their display of sportsmanship and class after the fight. Quillin by the way, sounds like he's ready to tap into the inspirational speakers circut the way he's been explaining his loss.


-Yogo :

I was looking forward to this fight ever since it was announced six weeks ago....I had the kind of anticipation I haven't had since I was just a kid waiting on my Grandma's delicious homepage pancakes covered in molasses and butter. I mean, a fight of this magnitude, .....in front of the city that doesn't sleep, ....NY, ....a city that Demands the best and excepts nothing less. How could this fight be a bust? I could feel the electricity all the way in Ohio... Enough to charge a cell phone without a cord. You know it's true, you regulars already know how "Deep2" is....lol. And I can honestly say that I straddled the fence, ever since this fight was announced, I was unable to pick a winner. languishing between picking the basic yet powerfull punching of Peter Quillin, or choosing the fast, smooth boxing and streamlined offence of Danny Jacobs. Danny's offence is really fast. Like the legendary 49'ers back in the day with QB Steve Young. When I talk about fast, I don't mean hand speed, I mean the ability certain fighters have to figure out an opponents weakness and find a way to lay their hands upon their faces in every round. Krusher Kovalev can do it, Chocolatito Gonzalez can do it, and fighters like Kostya Tzyu, Aaron Pryor, and Golovkin can/could certainly do it. Ever since Jacobs came back from his medical leave of absence I've been trying to decide if I was looking at a special kind of fighter. Or was his success the fateful product of probability? Nobody made a big deal of Jacobs as he was easily crushing the opposition and rarely getting hit in return. Had to be a fluke....right? However Jacobs has consistently shown himself to be the kind of fighter who can thread a string of punches together with authority, without rushing, by simply using sound boxing strategy and seamless set- ups to get to the target. Jacobs bombed out a very skillful Giovanni Lorenzo in three, (which was a rare sight at the time) and gradually wore down a very rugged and resilient Caleb Truax in twelve. Just to name a couple of impressive wins. But the Spectre of witnessing Jacobs being dismantled by the Russian (Dmitry Pirog)who fought as though he was trained in the Kronk gym and was then referred to Mayweather Senior for extra polish, has become an image that has been permanently ingrained in my memory. As a result, no matter how fantastic Jacob's has looked against fair opposition, I told myself it was just a fluke, "no way Jacob's can be this good and effective in the way the above mention boxers are (the list is far longer of course). Many fighters will take forever oggling their opponent, groping for an opening, looking for a free shot before throwing a punch but Jacobs is a truly an offensive expert. (Quillin for example reminds me of a birdwatcher trying to photograph a spotted owl the way he takes forever and a day to let his hands go). I have wondered aloud if Triple G would have capsized Quillin so quickly? I think Golovkin would have been wary of Quillin for at least a round or two. I'm not saying Jacobs beats Golovkin, but there is definitely a new kid on the block. This was a very impressive win.....and its what the middleweights are known for....irresistible power. Jacobs vs GGG.... Danny says he has no problem with it. He just needs to be paid correctly. if Jacobs can be successful in his next outing against the winner of Saunders vs Lee, I see a very compelling story building up to hype a tremendously popular fight for the right to rule them all. Well at least a far more entertaining contest than the overhyped and under sold Golovkin vs Lemieux. Props to both Jacobs and Quillin for their display of sportsmanship and class after the fight. Quillin by the way, sounds like he's ready to tap into the inspirational speakers circut the way he's been explaining his loss.
Splendid stuff BS. Quillin must have made enough. It's like he never loved the sport, can he come back? Good luck to him eitherway. That aside, i'm enjoying the much maligned MW Division. Eubank v Spike next week will also be fun guaranteed. Triple has to fight Jacobs or Saunders/Lee to keep this nice momentum going. Then the megafight v Saul. It's all good.


-brownsugar :

Splendid stuff BS. Quillin must have made enough. It's like he never loved the sport, can he come back? Good luck to him eitherway. That aside, i'm enjoying the much maligned MW Division. Eubank v Spike next week will also be fun guaranteed. Triple has to fight Jacobs or Saunders/Lee to keep this nice momentum going. Then the megafight v Saul. It's all good.
I agree Yogo, Jacobs earned at least 3 million from his previous two fights alone and that's a modest estimate according to Jacobs himself. However Quillin doesn't live like anywhere near like his homey Floyd, wouldn't be surprised if he drives a quality economy size Hundai. He could probably stretch his out. I didn't hear him demand a rematch either. Quillin did see fit to personally babysit his new born for almost a year without getting paid.... A raw boxer like Quillin needs to stay busy. But yes, its all starting to come together..... Jacobs, Sauder, Lee, Eubank, all make for some fun possibilities. The last man standing should be Golovkin, but he'd better not have an off night against the wrong guy.


-DaveB :

Good win for Jacobs but these kind of fights prove absolutely nothing as far as I am concerned. Quillin got caught. It happens. Jacobs is damned lucky he was able to dispatch Quillin. He was on the verge of punching himself out and he would have been easy pickings for Quillin. I would have gotten a better feel for who the better man was had it went a few rounds. Of course Jacobs looks like a world beater here but this is what happens in boxing sometime. Both guys seem like class people.


-amayseng :

I agree Yogo, Jacobs earned at least 3 million from his previous two fights alone and that's a modest estimate according to Jacobs himself. However Quillin doesn't live like anywhere near like his homey Floyd, wouldn't be surprised if he drives a quality economy size Hundai. He could probably stretch his out. I didn't hear him demand a rematch either. Quillin did see fit to personally babysit his new born for almost a year without getting paid.... A raw boxer like Quillin needs to stay busy. But yes, its all starting to come together..... Jacobs, Sauder, Lee, Eubank, all make for some fun possibilities. The last man standing should be Golovkin, but he'd better not have an off night against the wrong guy.
You don't babysit your own kids...haha. though I know what you are saying. I never took anything away from Jacobs from the Pirog KO, first off Pirog would have probably been a top 5 lb4lb fighter if he never got injured, he was that special. Secondly Jacobs was younger and I have watched him improve his craft of boxing over the last few years. Not surprised at all to see him where he is. Good for him.


-deepwater2 :

Pirog was a beast. Jacobs beat cancer and beat down Quillin in the best way possible. Quillin was matched way too soft and believed his own hype. A dad goes to work to support the kid! Not use the kid as an excuse to dump the belt! He fought a full time stripper part time boxer in his last fight for crying out loud. Jacobs was one of the best amateurs coming out of NYC and I'm glad to see him rise up. Boxing is doing ok.