Daniel Jacobs' middleweight title may be questionable, but what he did tonight against Peter Quillin is not. Or maybe it is, if you want to question the stoppage. But Jacobs stopped Peter Quillin at 1:25 of round one tonight, catching him with a massive right hand early in the fight, and then jumping all over him to finish.
Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO) blasted Quillin repeatedly with both hands, hurting him badly and sending him stumbling across the ring. Referee Harvey Dock took a look into Quillin's eyes and stopped the fight with Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO) still on his feet, sparking some immediate controversy or outrage, but replays showed Quillin pretty much totally gone, and he wasn't exactly complaining about the stoppage when it happened. He also didn't complain much after the fight, saying he could have continued but leaving it at that.
There was some talk of a rematch on both sides in their post-fight interviews with Showtime's Jim Gray, with mentions of Gennady Golovkin and the Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders for Jacobs, as well. Jacobs gave the stock answer of leaving it up to his management, which means he almost surely won't be fighting Golovkin, who holds the WBA "super world" belt, the superior version of Jacobs' WBA "world" belt.
But whatever's next is for later. Tonight was Daniel Jacobs showing his power and his speed, smashing Quillin in 95 seconds.
What did you think of the fight and the stoppage?