Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias – Results
By Jim Dower: Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) pitched a near shutout tonight in defeating previously undefeated fringe contender Luis Arias (18-1, 9 KOs) by a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Jacobs was given credit for a bogus knockdown in the 11th in which he cuffed Arias to the back of the head with a left hand in a partial pull/rabbit punch. The referee blew the call and gave Jacobs credit for a knockdown. Arias, 27, shook his head, letting the referee know that he made a mistake. It didn’t matter though. Jacobs dominated the entire fight.
The scores were 118-109, 120-108 and 119-108. Jacobs controlled the fight the entire way. Occasionally, Arias would land a big shot to the head of Jacobs, but mostly it was one-way traffic for the “Miracle Man.”
It wasn’t the impressive performance that Jacobs needed though for him to win over boxing fans in the U.S. This was Jacobs’ first fight with new promoter Eddie Hearn, as well as his first fight with HBO Boxing, who signed him to a multi-fight contract. Jacobs didn’t look as impressive as the Charlo brothers did in their recent fights. Jermall Charlo wants a piece of Jacobs. That would be a good match-up, but it doesn’t look as if Jacobs wants to tangle with the young 27-year-old Charlo right now.
After the fight said that he plans on traveling to Montreal to be at ringside for the December 16th fight between WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux. Jacobs says he plans on calling out the winner of that fight.
”We’re going to invade Montreal, and then call them out afterwards. Hopefully, they’ll be forced to fight me,” said Jacobs about the winner of the Lemieux vs. Saunders fight.
Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach Results
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller knocked out former heavyweight world title challenger Mariusz Wach in the 9th round on Saturday night on the undercard of the Danuel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias fight card at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Wach, 37, could no longer fight due a hand injury in round 9. The fight was then halted. The official time of the stoppage was at 1:02 of round 9.
Miller landed a lot of heavy shots on the 6’7” Wach, and treated him like a punching bag. Wach didn’t have the work rate or the power to stand up to the constant heavy shots that Miller was hitting him with. ‘The win for Miller was his first with new promoter Eddie Hearn, and his first on HBO. Hearn wants to match Miller against IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the future, potentially in 2018.
Undefeated light welterweight contender Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) stopped Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-2-2, 26 KOs) in round 3. In the opening round, Seldin knocked Ortiz down with a hard shot to the head. Moments later, Seldin knocked Ortiz down again. In round 2, Ortiz suffered a cut left eye. In the 3rd round, the fight was finally halted. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:43 of round 3.
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