Daniel Jacobs retained his WBA "world" middleweight title tonight with a first round stoppage of Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, but the bigger discussion coming out of the fight might be about the stoppage from referee Harvey Dock at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO) blasted Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO) early in the fight with a monster right hand, and then poured on the pressure in a big way. Even after the two were briefly separated, Jacobs went right back on the attack, and landed a series of hard blows that hurt Quillin further.
Once Quillin stumbled across the ring and nearly fell over, with his gloves touching the ropes if not the canvas, Dock went over to check on Quillin, and stopped the fight without a count, judging Quillin to be in no shape to continue.
Here's the stoppage:
Was that too soon for your tastes? Quillin on replays looked totally out of it, and he didn't have any major complaint after the match, either, saying he felt he was good to continue, but leaving it at that.
If Dock had given a count, even just up to four or so, and then stopped the fight, would it sit better with you, if you think it was too soon?
YOU make the call!