Quillin lands only 2 punches in 1st round TKO loss to Jacobs
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) By Tim Fletcher: Peter Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KOs) had a bad night at the office tonight in losing by a 1st round knockout defeat to WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) in a fight that was over within 85 seconds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Quillin came into the fight feeling that he would have too much for Jascobs to handle, but it ended up being Jacobs who had too much for Quillin to deal within this fight. To give one an indication of how one-sided the fight was, Quillin landed exactly 2 punches in the fight out of 16 thrown for a horrible connect percentage of 12%, according to CompuBox stats.
In contrast, Jacobs landed 27 of 53 punches for a high 51% connect percentage.
Quillin, 32, never recovered from a right hand he was hit with in the first minute of the 1st round. Jacobs really poured it on after hurting Quillin. Jacobs’ job was made easier by Quillin choosing not to hold.
After the fight ended, Quillin initially had problems with the stoppage, but after seeing a replay of it shown to him, he felt that the fight was stopped a little premature, which is what a lot of boxing fans are saying tonight.
“I have a lot of options, maybe a rematch is the best option,” Quillin said. “I can’t think of a better person to lose to than Danny Jacobs.”
If Quillin’s management appeals the quick stoppage to the World Boxing Association, then there’s probably a good chance that they’ll order a rematch between the two fighters. Jacobs has already said that he would be open to fighting Quillin a second time to clear up the controversy over the quick stoppage.
Referee Harvey Dock saw Quillin staggering around the ring after getting hit hard by a flurry of shoots from Jacobs, and he did what he felt was prudent by stopping the fight at 1:25 of the round. You can understand why the referee stepped in and stopped the fight because Quillin was not standing on strong legs. He looked unbalanced, like he would topple over as soon as he was hit with a hard shot.
A lot of boxing fans felt that the fight should have been allowed to go another 10 seconds to see what would happen, but it was the referee’s job to make sure that no one was seriously hurt on his watch.
“I hope he’s OK. Speed kills, talent and skill. I was patient and I came with an uppercut I knew I hurt him and I went for the kill,” Jacobs said.
It wasn’t so much the speed of Jacobs that did the damage to Quillin. It was the first right hand that did the most damage. Quillin was stunned from that shot. Jacobs’ haste to try and score a quick knockout led to him wasting at least 20 punches thrown too quickly for him to get any real power on the punches.
It wasn’t until Jacobs slow down with his punches and threw a right hand with the proper form that he was able to hurt Quillin for the second time with another right hand. Jacobs was blocked by the referee after he hurt Quillin with the second right hand, as the referee was in his path after he sent Quillin staggering.