Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO) will defend his WBA middleweight title against former WBO champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO) this Saturday. The scheduled for 12 round main event bout will take place at the Barclays Center in both men’s resident city Brooklyn, New York. The contest will be aired on Showtime’s championship boxing. Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment) will promote the event.
This matchup has been talked about for a few years now. The timing is actually right for fight. Both fighters are near their primes which eliminates any excuses on that subject following the fight. It’s probably built up the best its going to be. There was also the possibility that either guy could have lost which would take a little off of the anticipating of the fight. Quillin nearly experienced this back in April vs world champion Andy Lee. Quillin first did not make the middleweight limit for the fight. Then after a fast start Quillen had to hold off an oncoming Lee to salvage a draw and his unbeaten record.
Jacob’s only blemish on his record came in his first world title attempt 5 years ago where he was stopped by unbeaten Dmitry Pirog for a vacant world title. Jacobs had to rebound from something much bigger the following year when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer. Jacob’s showed a true fighters heart and took the disease head on and returned to boxing becoming a world champion.
The bout is much more than a world title fight. There is a lot of personal pride involved. Both fighters have fought in Brooklyn fairly often of late. They both also attend fights there as well as spectators. The winner will have that satisfaction and sense of achievement when present there. The winner also sets himself up next for even a bigger fight down the road. The fight of the moment and of the weekend is on this Saturday. May the best man win as they say.