Last night on Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Daniel Jacobs picked up a version of a version of the world middleweight title, gaining the WBA's "regular" title belt with a dominant win over Jarrod Fletcher.
Jacobs (28-1, 25 KO) put Fletcher (18-2, 10 KO) down in round one, then slowed his pace in rounds two and three, before picking up the tempo again in round four, then finishing the fight in the fifth round. Even in the slower moments, Fletcher was no real competition for Jacobs, who handled this fight as easily as he has his other comeback bouts since returning to the ring in 2012 after beating cancer, which nearly ended his career, and at one point had doctors believing he may not walk again.
Jacobs dropped Fletcher in round 1 with a left hook:
In round five, he finished off what had turned out to be a big mismatch in talent: