In this Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin video, the complete Jacobs vs. Quillin post fight press conference as Daniel Jacobs speaks about his Jacobs vs Quillin KO
Crown Daniel Jacobs the king of Brooklyn. And it took only 85 seconds.
In a shocking result, Jacobs badly hurt and stopped his Brooklyn neighborhood friend, “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, in a first-round knockout victory to retain his secondary middleweight title Saturday night at the Barclays Center, where the crowd of 8,442 was bitterly disappointed by the stoppage.
But Jacobs badly hurt Quillin twice — although he did not knock him down — and by the time referee Harvey Dock wrapped his arms around Quillin to signal an end to the bout, Quillin’s legs were gone, he was glassy-eyed and he did not seem to know where he was.
Jacobs retained his 160-pound belt for the third time, barely broke a sweat while doing it, and claimed borough bragging rights in a fight that had been talked about for the past few years.
Although Jacobs and Quillin — who earned $1.5 million apiece — kept things cordial during the buildup to the fight, they had to put their friendship aside. After the fight, there was nothing but love between them as they embraced.
“I told him I love him,” Jacobs said. “He’s a brother of mine. Me and Peter Quillin go back to the Golden Gloves days. I have nothing but respect for him, his family — but I knew it would be my night.”
Said Quillin, “There’s no one better to lose to than Danny Jacobs.”
Quillin came out as the aggressor, but Jacobs was patient as he tried to counter with a right hand over Quillin’s lazy jab. After missing a couple of times, Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs), 28, landed a clean overhand right over the jab and badly rocked Quillin.
“Right on the temple,” Quillin said as he watched a Showtime replay of the first punch that hurt him. “That was a good shot.”
Jacobs followed up and Quillin fell into the ropes, although Dock did not call it a knockdown.
“I was throwing big shots,” Jacobs said. “There’s no lucky shots in boxing. Obviously, I caught him with a shot. Once I knew I had him hurt, I kept going.”