Danny Jacobs vs Luis Arias
Cancer survivor, former WBA middleweight world champion, New York's Daniel Jacobs faces unbeaten contender, Wisconsin's Luis Arias, in his first contest since his narrow defeat to Gennady Golovkin.
Jacobs absolutely domiantes, schools Arias throughout, making him miss wildly, making him have to move on the back foot to avoid danger, easily soaking up the odd wack he takes back from Arias. Jacobs lands some great stand out shots throughout the fight, the jab is fantastic, and the right uppercut is eye catching, but Jacobs lands with great variety, attacking head and body, with method. Jacobs clearly wins every round of the fight, and it is clear, as the final bell goes, that an outspoken Luis Arias has been given a reality check.
One of the judges gives Jacobs what he deserves, a one man scorecard, the win by an extremely wide margin of 13 points, whilst the others find a round or two to push at to give an outclassed Arias, possibly out of sympathy, but there is no scandal, as Jacobs wins by no less from any judge, than 9 points.
Jacobs put up a masterclass performance, a great display of boxing skills, and made a statement, kept himself in the mix with the other top contenders in the very competitive 160 lb division,