The fight between Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez held on the Friday night ended in a dominant victory for Jacobs after Chaves pulled out of the fight following 5-round punishment and a hand injury.
Chavez’s father, the all-time legend of boxing from Mexico was sitting at ringside and he clearly seemed to be disappointed at his son withdrawal from the fight.
Chavez Jr came to this fight on a 24 hours short notice and was missing his weight by 5 pounds but was still able to come to the fight only to suffer an unexpected result.
There was no obvious injury on Chavez during the fight but in between the rounds, he told his corner that he was not able to continue the fight.
Daniel Jacobs said post-fight, “He had quit the fight on the stool. That was the biggest opponent that I had fought against in my career. I was aware that it was only a matter of time that he would get tired so I struck his body.”
Chavez Jr came to the ring confidently but then suffered this anti-climatic end that makes it his career’ 4th defeat. His last loss was 4 years ago against Saul Alvarez Canelo.
As for Daniel Jacobs, this was his career’s first win of the Super Middleweight after he had stepped down a division.
Daniel Jacobs, the 2 times world middleweight champion hailing from New York had only lost fights to Canelo and Gennadiy Golovkin and was trying to reinvent himself by chasing a title in the new division.
As for the fight of the WBC Flyweight title that was vacated by Charlie Edwards held between Julio Cesar Martinez and Cristofer Rosales ended in a win for Martinez. The heavy-handed Martinez was able to beat his opponent with the 9th round stoppage victory.
Another fight of the same night Maurice Hooker and Uriel Perez ended with the first round dominant victory for Hooker. Following the win, Hooker called out to Josh Taylor; the champion of IBF and WBA super lightweight division.