Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 12/5/15
Peter Quillin vs. Daniel Jacobs
Boxing: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Daniel Jacobs +115 / Peter Quillin -135 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin fight Saturday at the Barclays Center for the WBA (Regular) Middleweight title.
Daniel Jacobs enters this fight with a 30-1 record that includes 27 knockouts. Jacobs has won his last 10 fights and is coming off an August victory over Sergio Mora. The Golden Child is one of the stronger punchers in the sport of boxing and his ridiculous knockout percentage backs up that claim. Jacobs relies on his quick hands and feet, high boxing IQ and he also has a very underrated defensive game. Jacobs is very dangerous with his speed and ability to land that one big shot, as boxers often aren’t able to counter his speed and eventually get tagged with the punch that ends the fight. The concern with Jacobs is that he hasn’t been in the ring with many big time punchers and he’ll have to adjust to the power in this bout. This will be the ninth time Jacobs fights in New York, his hometown.
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Peter Quillin enters this fight with a 32-0-1 record that includes 23 knockouts. Quillin will fight for the third time this year and is coming off a September win over Michael Zerafa. Quillin does a good job of working the ring and being aggressive, making his pooper uncomfortable. Kid Chocolate is probably best known for his overall strength and physicality, as there’s not many fighters who can compete with him in terms of punching power. Quillin’s ring movement and ability to control the pace of the fight makes him a difficult matchup. Quillin’s main weakness is that his defense isn’t up to par and his stamina could be an issue if this fight goes the distance. This will be Quillin’s 22nd fight in New York, his current residency.
This is an interesting fight between two guys who can end it with just one punch. However, I think Quillin has more punching power between the two guys and does a better job of controlling the ring than Jacobs.
I see us having a new champion, as Quillin remains unbeaten.