Daniel Jacobs spent 11 rounds boxing, and then one round delivering serious punishment, as he stopped an overmatched but always tough Caleb Truax at 2:12 of round 12, while shutting out his foe for the first 11 frames.
Jacobs (29-1, 26 KO) made it nine straight wins, all by stoppage, including seven in a row since his 2012 comeback after beating cancer. The 28-year-old Brooklyn fighter, known as the "Miracle Man," was pretty easily able to outbox Truax (25-2-2, 15 KO) over the first 11 rounds of the fight, hurting him briefly late in the sixth round, and busting up his nose with a heavy jab over the course of the fight.
The 31-year-old Truax, a Minnesota native, was never really in the fight, and the best things he did were mostly centered on keeping Jacobs from doing much more than he did. For the majority of the fight, Jacobs was in cruise control, clearly leading the fight, comfortably winning, and Truax wasn't giving him more than that. At the same time, Jacobs wasn't taking more than that.
In the 12th, though, Jacobs did what he may have been able to do much earlier had he wanted, throwing heavy shots and rocking Truax back into the ropes, which referee Dave Smith rightly ruled a knockdown, as the ring was all that kept Truax on his feet at that moment. And given the chance, Jacobs closed the show with a ferocious assault, forcing Smith to stop the bout.