Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora could have been on their way to a really entertaining fight, but it wasn't to be, as Mora injured his ankle in round two and was forced to retire from the fight, following a wild first round that saw both men climb off the canvas.
Mora (28-4-2, 9 KO) came out awkward and active in round one, taking the first minute just on his workrate, with Jacobs feeling out the veteran fighter. Jacobs struck the first big blow, smashing Mora with a hard counter right hook that put "The Latin Snake" on the canvas.
Eager to finish, Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO) recklessly chased after Mora, who caught him with a counter left hand that put Jacobs on the canvas, and when he got back to his feet, Jacobs looked a little unsteady. He did regain his composure pretty nicely to land a couple decent shots down the stretch in the first round.
Round two had less drama, with Jacobs looking to trap Mora in corners and unload on him when there. Late in the round, Mora went down from a Jacobs charge, with his leg going haywire beneath him. Mora did get up, but had to retire from the fight at 2:55 of round two, saying he heard his ankle pop, believing it to be broken.
Mora said after the fight that he wants a rematch, an idea Jacobs quickly shot down, saying he didn't want to go backwards. He then delivered an interview that had little to do with the fight we just saw, and poked the idea of a fight with Peter Quillin out into the world.