Danny Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Danny Jacobs takes on former stablemate, undefeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko, for the vacant IBF title.
Jacobs comes off two consecutive wins against undefeated opponents, following his close loss to Gennady Golovkin. Derevyanchenko, untested, comes off wins over Tureano Johnson (20-1) and Dashon Johnson (22-22).
Jacobs gets off to a great start, drops Derevyanchenko with a right to the side of the head in round 1.
Derevyanchenko comes back well from the knockdown, is the aggressor, has success, but Jacobs does good work on the back foot.
The fight is close as both fighters continue to have success, and after 12 rounds, not everyone agrees on who has won.
The decision is split, two judges have Jacobs winning by a semi-close margin, and a third judge has Derevyanchenko just edging it.
Danny Jacobs beats Sergiy Derevyanchenko by SD, wins the IBF title.