Fight pick & preview – Jacobs vs. Quillin:
Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center will host a night of boxing with middleweight titlist Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs defending his alphabet title against Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on Saturday, December 5th, live on Showtime.
Quillin could possibly face his biggest test as of yet in Jacobs; respectfully surpassing his distinguished draw with Andy Lee back in April of this year. In this fight we will see two of the top five middleweights in the world face each other; Pro Boxing Fans ranked #3 fighter in Quillin and ranked #5 champion in Jacobs.
A middleweight title will be on the line along with a territorial championship with both fighters fighting out of Brooklyn.
Meet the Fighters
- Record: 30-1, 27 KO’s
- Height: 6’0 /183cm
- Reach: 73” / 185cm
- Notable Victories: TKO2 Sergio Mora, TKO12 Caleb Truax, TKO5 Jarrod Fletcher
- Record: 32-0-1, 23KO’s
- Height: 5’11”/180cm
- Reach: 71 ½” / 182cm
- Notable Victories/Draw: Draw Andy Lee, TKO10 Gabriel Rosado, UD Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam
Jacobs vs. Quillin Betting Odds
- Daniel Jacobs 6/5
- Peter Quillin 4/6
Jacobs vs. Quillin Preview & Analysis
I’ve recognized true yet protected talent in Peter Quillin; he has been handled to become a champion without facing really notable opposition until he faced Andy Lee. The fight with Lee is when we saw Quillin’s will and ability to dig deep and fight fire with fire as both fighters rose from the canvas to continue fighting.
Quillin was without a doubt the bigger puncher of the two, however his chin was tested in the Lee fight and he hit the canvas for the first time in his professional career after taking a right hook as he stood stationary during an attack by Lee.
Due to missing weight, Quillin lost his title on the scales and after receiving the draw, he was matched another fighter whom’s purpose was to make him look like beast and it was a success. This time around he is facing a smart well rounded boxer with a punch in Jacobs.
Jacobs is the more mature fighter of the two; fighting more experienced fighters and obtaining knowledge of a hard to swallow one punch, fifth round knockout suffered at the hands of Dmitry Pirog in 2010. Jacobs has learned from that loss, something which may serve as an advantage for him against Quillin.
Jacobs has been tested after the loss and showed more ability to adapt to his opposition. Quillin will have his opportunity to not only be tested as a fighter but also as a boxer; the difference is often obscured.
Jacobs vs. Quillin Prediction
Quillin will come out with concentration; eyes wide and focused on Jacobs’ face. Passive aggression will be Quillin’s game before Jacobs lands solid with a right hand counter. This will ignite a fire fight and when push comes to shove, Quillin will have the upper hand by landing hard punches coming straight forward flat footed.
The first three rounds will be “feel out” rounds for both fighters. Jacobs will move around and box as he fires off combinations from angles while being elusive with head movement. Either fighter could touch the canvas; Quillin has risen from a knockdown but Jacobs’ improvements from his loss five years ago will have another shot to show his heart.
The fight will be close but there will be a definitive winner. Jacobs’ boxing; his effective aggression and ring generalship will be enough to neutralize Quillin’s straight forward aggression and to convince the judges.
Prediction: Jacobs UD