Jacobs scored a flash knockdown at the end of round one. ESPN.com also had it 115-112 for Jacobs.
"Hats off to Serhiy".
"I fight with glory, I fight with guts, I fight with skill", Jacobs said. Nothing but respect. I knew it would be hard, and I had to dig deep.
The fight - which headlined one of the final boxing cards on HBO, which is dropping its coverage of the sport at the end of the year after 45 years of involvement - came about when Gennady Golovkin was stripped of one of his world title belts for taking the September rematch with Canelo Alvarez rather than facing Derevyanchenko, the mandatory challenger. He's expected to return to 160 pounds afterward and Jacobs, who narrowly lost to Golovkin previous year, wants to be the opponent. Fighting Luis Arias and then Maciej Sulecki both to a unanimous victory, Jacobs will take on an opponent that he knows well in Ukraine native Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs).
Close the expense referee notes allows you to Sergey Derevyanchenko in the future to count on a rematch. "I knew that the knockdown could come back to bite me". Sergiy is one of the most skilful I've ever been in with, and he's being avoided for a reason.
Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Alberto Machado VS. Yuandale Evans and Heather Hardy vs. "Seeing his fights and studying him, I knew that if I let him load up and miss the shots, I could come back and hopefully get another knockdown", Jacobs said.
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Jacobs' early work to the body will pay dividends in the latter stages, no more so than the championship rounds when Derevyanchenko becomes a tad ragged as he senses a need for a fight ending moment. But I felt like I was hurting him every round, controlling the action.
Jacobs was the more accurate puncher, landing 181 of 578 total punches (31 percent) while Derevyanchenko landed 160 of 658 total punches (24 percent).
On Saturday at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, they added 12 classic rounds to the file. "I wanted to take my time, but I kill him", said Machado. "I showed true grit tonight, and I had another tank in me".
"If the fight will be long, I am ready because I trained before. It's going to be a great fight for the fans". But a match with Jacobs is certainly not in that category. With HBO exiting the boxing business, Canelo signed a huge deal with DAZN and Jacobs is likely to head that direction.
That means unified and lineal champion Alvarez for what would be a mega fight in one of boxing's most lucrative divisions.