Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. remains a hell of a wild card in boxing, with the last 48 hours serving as further proof.
Daniel Jacobs was due to make his super middleweight debut against him on Friday, but Chavez threw five pounds over the previous day, forcing the two camps to agree to a 173-pound slaughter.
When Friday night turned around, “The Miracle Man” stepped into the ring and saw an opponent that looked more like a cruiserweight, according to Jacobs.
Still, Jacobs worked behind the jab and softened the body, slowing an already out of shape Chavez until he broke the nose of the boxing legend’s son in the fifth round. That, apparently, was enough for Chavez to stop on his stool, giving Jacobs a fifth TKO victory at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and live on DAZN.
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Malicious fans in the arena were upset and threw objects into the ring at Chavez, clearly upset that the Mexican fighter stopped instead of insisting. Chavez had to hurry to safety, who tried to protect him from the bullets of the fans.
“He left his stool,” Jacobs told DAZN’s Chris Mannix after the victory, as his camp did its best to protect him from objects struck in the ring.
“I’m from Brownsville – I never ran and never will,” the Brooklyn native continued, “but I’ll go for these beer cans.
“I know they’re not crazy at me, they’re crazy at Chavez.”
The DAZN broadcast team reported that Chavez’s trainer, Freddie Roach, claimed that his class had a broken nose and had difficulty breathing, which prompted him to stop, but Chavez himself appeared to be complaining about a possible hand.
After the race, Mannix tweeted:
As soon as he spoke to Chavez Jr. says he broke his nose. He said that Jacobs was holding him and led him out. He says Jacobs didn’t hit him, his illegal shots. Interview sent shortly to @ DAZN_USA
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) December 21, 2019
Whatever the case, the unexpected Chavez came out aggressively, pushing with his big right hook. Jacobs, however, sustained his jab from the second round and worked behind him to break Chavez’s body. In round four, Jacobs got his best punch of the night – a right that dug Chavez in the head. A brief fire broke out in seconds, as Jacobs shouted “Let’s go!” in the face of Chavez.
Chavez scored a solid shot in the fifth round, but Jacobs tackled him immediately and stabbed his opponent in the nose. This marked the beginning of the end. Chavez told the referee between the fifth and sixth rounds that he had enough.
Jacobs dedicated the victory to the last boxer Patrick Day.
Julio Cesar Martinez impressive in Cristofer Rosales’ ninth TKO round to win WBC flyweight champion
If you’re not familiar with Martinez, it’s time to get acquainted quickly. The 24-year-old Mexican fighter was utterly scorching on Friday as he shifted between Orthodox and South African attitudes to fly Rosales with multiple percussion combinations and precision.
He has repeatedly found a home for his dirty left uppercut, which was a devastating weapon throughout the fight. Martinez used it to combine combinations. Martinez eventually destroyed an attack of unexpected punches with Rosales against the ropes until the referee came in. The fight could have been stopped during the seventh; Martinez was so effective. It seems to be a star in production.
Maurice Hooker blasted Uriel Perez for the first round of TKO. collection weight of 144 kg
“Mighty Mo” dug a sweeping right hook that struck Perez’s balance silly and added a few more heavy hands, before preventing the Mexican fighter from taking any further punishment.
Zero problems for Hooker, who struggled to a catchweight in his first bout since losing the WBO super lightweight title to Jose Ramirez in July. Despite the weight, Hooker has repeatedly said, “I just want my belt back,” referring to how he wants to claim a 140 pound title.