Jacobs stuns Quillin in the first round to retain World Title
Daniel Jacobs produced an explosive display to stop Peter Quillin in the first round to retain his WBA World Middleweight Title.
Hyped the Battle for Brooklyn, Jacobs took home local bragging rights after referee Harvey Dock deemed the challenger in no position to continue after the early assault.
Jacobs stormed out of the blocks to land some savage blows hand to wobble the previously unbeaten challenger.
‘The Miracle Man’ saw an opening and loaded up, Quillin was clearly in trouble as his hazed eyes glanced across the ring on unsteady legs.
Some have argued the contest should have continued given the Championship bout but the referee had to ensure fighter’s safety is paramount.
Both men were respectful after the bell, a rematch is possible though Quillin is reportedly considering moving up a weight.
Elsewhere, Jesus Cuellar retrained his WBA World Featherweight Title on points, dropping challenger Jonathan Oquendo in the fourth and Chris Algieri got the nod against Erick Bone after 10 rounds.
It's another middleweight world title fight live on BoxNation as the remarkable cancer survivor Daniel Jacobs defends his WBA World title against Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin.
Jacobs, 28, will face fellow Brooklynite Quillin at the Barclays Center in what promises to be a truly local affair.
After receiving a rare bone cancer diagnosis in May 2011, at the age of just 24 and with a 22-1 record already on his slate, boxing took a back-seat for "The Miracle Man" Jacobs as he faced the biggest fight of his life.
It was a battle he won, and remarkably, the New Yorker returned to the ring in October 2012 to continue his charge towards a middleweight world title.
Knockout puncher Jacobs won a first round TKO and showed no ill effects from his time out of the ring. He added three more wins before finally earning his chance at a world title, facing the Australian Jarrod "Left Jab" Fletcher for the WBA crown.
Jacobs made history on that August 2014 night, winning a fifth round TKO. Danny Jacobs, the cancer survivor, was the WBA Middleweight Champion of the World, completing one of boxing's greatest comebacks.
Successful defences against Caleb Truax and Sergio Mora followed, both through early stoppages, as Jacobs improved to 30-1 (27 KO), paving the way for his third attempt at defending his title against fellow New Yorker Quillin.
For former WBO World Champion Quillin, the challenge against Jacobs presents him a chance to become a two-time world title holder. "Kid Chocolate" won and staged a trio of defences of his WBO title before vacating it to pursue bigger opportunities.
A draw against Irishman Andy Lee followed, where the American came in over the weight and therefore could not challenge for his old WBO crown.
Now 32-0-1 Quillin will look to extend his unbeaten record and win a second world title at middleweight.