WBA World middleweight champ Daniel Jacobs will defend his title against fellow Brooklynite Peter Quillin over a scheduled 12 rounds at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, December 5.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jacobs is an eight-year pro (30-1, 27 KOs) who won the vacant title in August 2014 by stopping Jarrod Fletcher via fifth-round TKO. “Miracle Man” has twice defended his title, most recently this August, stopping Sergio Mora by second-round TKO. Jacobs’ only loss came in July 2010, stopped by Dmitry Pirog via fifth-round TKO.
“There is no doubt this is going to be one of the biggest fights Brooklyn has ever seen,” said Jacobs. “Peter and I go back a long time, but this is business. I’m the champion and he’s the challenger. I’m going to do everything I can to win on December 5 and show the world that I’m the best Brooklyn has to offer.”
Quillin, 32, is a 10-year ring vet (32-0-1, 23 KOs) who last fought in September, knocking out Michael Zerafa in the fifth. “Kid Chocolate” won the WBO World middleweight championship in October 2012 by decisioning Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, a title he vacated following three successful defenses. Undefeated, Quillin drew against Andy Lee in April.
“The fans have waited a long time for this fight and now it’s finally here,” said Quillin. “I was back in the gym on Monday after my fight against Zerafa preparing for December 5. I know there is so much at stake for me—a belt and Brooklyn bragging rights. It’s going to be a night to remember for me and for all of Brooklyn.”
“This is a can’t-miss, pick’em fight between two of the best middleweights in the world,” added Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment. “This is truly the battle of Brooklyn, with both Danny and Peter possessing the power to create fireworks in an explosive night. Showtime will truly be ending 2015 with a bang…or many of them. Miracle Man vs. Kid Chocolate is about more than a world title, it’s about Brooklyn bragging rights and glory. The borough is ready for December 5.”
The bout will air live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET.
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