- Daniel Jacobs RTD-5 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (3:00)
- Julio Cesar Martinez TKO-9 Cristofer Rosales (1:19)
- Raymond Ford TKO-1 Francisco Muro (1:41)
- Maurice Hooker TKO-1 Uriel Perez (2:52)
- Reshat Mati TKO-1 Rakim Johnson (2:05)
- Liam Smith UD-10 Roberto Garcia (98-92, 99-91, 99-91)
- Josh Kelly UD-10 Wiston Campos (98-91, 99-90, 99-90)
Round By Round
Daniel Jacobs vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Round 1: Chavez takes center ring looking noticeably larger than Jacobs. Chavez lands a jab on Jacobs and looks to land a big left hook that misses. Another jab partially lands for Chavez. Jacobs misses on a jab to the body. Hard left hook lands to the body for Chavez. Chavez stalks but Jacobs gets off first this time with a body shot. Short combination comes from Jacobs. Jacobs lands a low shot that Chavez complains about. Chavez 10-9.
Round 2: Both fighters stare at each other at center ring before Jacobs lands a jab upstairs. Jacobs follows it up with a couple more punches that don’t all land clean. Jacobs tries a one-two as Chavez covers up. Chavez throws two big hooks but Jacobs blocks them pretty well. Jab lands to the body for Jacobs. Right hand lands upstairs for Chavez but he can’t make solid contact on his follow up attack. Jacobs comes back and pops a clean jab upstairs. More jabs come from Jacobs as he circles Chavez. Chavez slips a lot of shots but I think Jacobs outboxed him for the most part. Jacobs 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Chavez comes out pressing and Jacobs jabs to the body. Wide right hand from Chavez misses twice and Jacobs comes back with a couple of jabs to occupy Chavez. Double jab to the body scores for Jacobs. Jacobs ducks low and jabs upwards and lands a shot. Chavez lands a pretty stiff jab himself this time. Chavez forces his way to the inside but Jacobs is able to tie him up. Big right hand from Chavez just misses Jacobs upstairs. Short combination to the body lands for Jacobs, who then moves laterally around the ring. Jacobs 10-9.
Round 4: Jacobs leads with a left hook that Chavez mostly blocks. Chavez misses on a left hook upstairs and then eats a jab from Jacobs. Jacobs works the jab upstairs a little more and then tries to stab to the body. Short combination to the body comes from Jacobs again as Chavez hasn’t thrown many punches the last couple of rounds. Chavez musters up a few power punches that are glancing with Jacobs in the corner. Jab lands to the body for Jacobs. Chavez smother his punches with Jacobs on the ropes and Jacobs gets in a body shot. Chavez lands his own body shot now but Jacobs is keeping a pace while Chavez might be starting to fade. Clean shots land for Jacobs during an exchange at the bell. Jacobs 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: Both fighters take each other’s measure at center ring for nearly 20 seconds before Jacobs throws a jab and Chavez complains about Jacobs using his head on the inside. Right to the body makes contact for Chavez. Jacobs stabs to the body wit a jab, then brings it upstairs. Chavez looks like he’s starting to breathe a little heavy. Chavez lands as couple of hard shots that backs Jacobs off but he has the crowd excited. Right uppercut from Jacobs splits the guard. Chavez is bleeding from his nose now. Another short combination comes from Jacobs as Chavez covers up. Chavez Sr is spotted ringside and he doesn’t like what he’s seeing. Jacobs 10-9.
Chavez claims he’s broken his hand or his nose and says he doesn’t want to continue. Bottom line is he quit between rounds. Jacobs TKO-5. The crowd boos and starts throwing things at Chavez.
Julio Cesar Martinez vs Cristofer Rosales
Round 1: Martinez feints and then steps in with a combination that has Rosales going backwards to start the fight. Another combination comes from Martinez but Rosales picks him off with a jab. Jab lands for Martinez this time. Martinez blocks a shot from Rosales and then throws a combination in return. Right hand lands for Martinez down to the body as Rosales gets in one upstairs. Left hand lands upstairs for Martinez. Counter lands clean for Martinez but Rosales lands one in return. Martinez doubles up on the left the body. Martinez 10-9.
Round 2: Martinez presses to start the round and falls short on a jab. Now Martinez slips and lands a left hook to the head, then another! Both fighters trade and lands and Rosales lands a hard shot that stuns Martinez for just a second! Rosales lands a good body shot on Martinez as Martinez tries to recover. Martinez goes back to throwing both hands and lands a couple punches. Jab partially lands for Rosales. Counter left uppercut lands for Martinez, then another. Martinez has a small cut over his right eye, cause by a head clash. Double uppercut comes from Martinez. Clean right lands to the body for Martinez. Close round that could probably go either way but I’m going to edge it to Rosales for visibly stunning Martinez. Rosales 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Jab lands for Rosales, then a straight right to the body. Martinez misses on a left uppercut and then tries to walk Rosales down. Martinez partially lands a right hand before landing a couple of clean hooks to the head. Lead left hook lands for Martinez. Martinez lunges in with a barrage of hooks and strafes Rosales along the ropes. Clean jab lands for Martinez at center ring this time. Uppercut lands for Martinez during a late exchange. Martinez 10-9.
Round 4: Jab comes from Rosales but it doesn’t land clean. Now Rosales lands a jab to the body. Counter left uppercut lands for Martinez. Counter hooks land for Martinez that rattle Rosales’ head. Double uppercut lands for Martinez again. Rosales is bleeding from his nose now. Right hand lands to the body for Rsoales but he walks into a counter left hook from Martinez. Hard right hook lands to the body for Martinez. Martinez lands a couple more shots that have Rosales feeling a bit weak. More shots land for Martinez but Rosales wants to fight him off in a show of bravado. Left uppercut lands for Martinez. Martinez 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: Martinez lands a hook to start the round. Martinez starts walking Rosales down as Rosales tries to keep the fight at range for the moment. Jab lands for Rosales. Martinez gets on the inside now and starts throwing shots with both hands. Cute counter left uppercut lands for Martinez at close range. Martinez lands another body shot as Rosales tries to poke with a right hand lead. Hard right lands to the body for Martinez. More clean hooks land to the body for Martinez. Clean combination makes good contact for Martinez but he takes a couple of shots back in return. Still a good round for Martinez. Martinez 10-9.
Round 6: Rosales ties to press Martinez back by leading the action but Martinez throws a hard combination that really rattles Rosales along the ropes. Martinez gets inside and throws a number of uppercuts and hooks that have been wearing on Rosales, though he hasn’t given up just yet. Counter uppercuts land for Martinez, who then lands hard right hands to the head. Martinez is landing really clean and hard shots. Martinez 10-9, 59-55.
Round 7: Rosales opes with an ineffective right hand. Counter left uppercut lands clean for Martinez. Rosales throws a combination but it’s clear he’s lost the snap on his punches. Counter left uppercut lands clean for Martinez, followed by a combination that pushes Rosales back across the ring. Hard body shot from Martinez badly hurts Rosales! Rosales is skirting around the ring trying to gather himself but he’s taken a beating. Right hook lands to the body for Martinez. Left hook, right hook comes from Martinez. Martinez is just walking Rosales down without a care in the world. Hard combiantion from Martinez shakes up Rosales again! Martinez 10-9.
Round 8: Martinez comes out walking towards Rosales and lands a jab. Jab lands for Martinez again. Rosales tries to poke with his own jab but it’s noticeably weak. Uppercut lands for Martinez on the inside. Martinez continues to stalk and he lands another few shots that has Rosales on the ropes and bleeding from the nose again. Jab lands again for Martinez as he just walks Martinez down. Martinez 10-9, 79-73.
Round 9: Martinez comes forward and Rosales tries to meet him with a couple of punches before Martinez can get off. Combination comes from Rosales right before he takes two shots from Martinez. Rosales takes a flurry from Martinez along the ropes and the referee has seen enough and steps in to stop the fight. Martinez TKO-9.
Raymond Ford vs Francisco Muro
Round 1: Muro misses on a left to the body. Now Ford tries to got to the body with a left hand that misses before he lands a few clean shots that gets Muro’s attention. Two clean body shots land for Ford, then, a couple more. Counter right hook lands for Ford. Clean left hand puts Muro down clean! Muro gets up but he felt that shot. Hard left to the body lands for Ford, before he goes on the attack and pours it on before the referee is forced to step in to halt the fight. Ford TKO-1.
Maurice Hooker vs Uriel Perez
Round 1: Hooker measures with a few jabs at center ring before he tries a left hook that doesn’t find the mark. Hooker jabs the the body but doesn’t quite land it clean. Hooker continues to work his jab upstairs. Clean jab lands for Hooker once again. Right hook from Hooker just misses upstairs. Perez eats another jab that splits his guard. Perez lands a jab to the body as Hooker misses on a counter right to the head. Both fighters trade jabs at center ring. Clean right hook from Hooker lands upside Perez’s head and badly hurts him. Hooker pours it on and lands a hard body shot that puts Perez down. Perez gets up but says he doesn’t want to continue as he might have a fractured rib. Hooker TKO-1.
Reshat Mati vs Rakim Johnson
Round 1: Johnson misses on a lazy jab to start the fight. Mati tries a lead right hand that falls short before landing a left to the body. Two sharp punches land for Mati at center ring. Two more hard shots land for Mati followed by a nasty left to the body that puts Johnson down! Johnson gets up but gets face planted once again! Johnson gets up once more and tries to throw a few haymakers to fight Mati off before taking another shot that puts Johnson down for a third time. Johnson gets up and wants to continue but gets put right back down for a forth time and the referee immediately waves it off. Mati TKO-1.
Tonight at 7:00 pm ET streaming live on DAZN, Daniel Jacobs returns to action against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a fight that was probably a lot more trouble to make than it’s going to turn out having been worth.
Wil Esco will be here for round-by-round updates during the main card portion of the event, starting at 9 pm ET. [Note: Reshad Mati’s fight got bumped to main card late. Round-by-round will start with the Maurice Hooker vs Uriel Perez fight. — Scott]
Without going into a ton of detail you likely already know, Jacobs-Chavez was originally targeted for Vegas, but Nevada suspended Chavez for evading VADA tests, so the fight was moved to Phoenix. There was a question of it actually happening until this week, when a Nevada judge ruled it could go ahead, basically. Then Chavez couldn’t make weight on Thursday, so they changed the limit from 168 to 173 at the last minute.
The show will also feature Julio Cesar Martinez facing Cristofer Rosales for the vacant WBC flyweight title, plus Maurice Hooker in a 144-pound catchweight bout against Uriel Perez, and more.
Prelims (DAZN, 7:00 pm ET)
- Josh Kelly (9-0-1, 6 KO) vs Wiston Campos (31-6-6, 19 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds
- Liam Smith (28-2-1, 16 KO) vs Roberto Garcia (42-4, 25 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
- Reshat Mati (5-0, 3 KO) vs Rakim Johnson (6-8-1, 5 KO), welterweights, 6 rounds
Main Card (DAZN, 9:00 pm ET)
- Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO) vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1, 33 KO), catchweight , 12 rounds
- Julio Cesar Martinez (14-1-1, 11 KO) vs Cristofer Rosales (29-4, 20 KO), flyweights, 12 rounds
- Maurice Hooker (26-1-3, 17 KO) vs Uriel Perez (19-4, 17 KO), catchweight , 10 rounds