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In the co-main event of the April 24 edition of PBC on Spike, Daniel Jacobs (28-1, 25 KOs) stopped Caleb Truax (25-1-2, 15 KOs) in the 12th round of a Middleweight fight to defend a version of the WBA crown at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
Jacobs, 28, outboxed Truax in unexciting fashion for most of the fight.
“I was in tremendous shape for this fight. I knew I was ready to go 12 rounds. He’s a veteran when it comes to fighting down the stretch, so I had to be prepared,” said Jacobs.
In his previous eight fights, Jacobs had never gone past the fifth round as all of his opponents succumed to his power early.
Truax, however, toughened it out until the later rounds.
“At the end of the sixth round I hit him with a right that caused him to stumble into the ropes. I wasn’t sure at that moment if he was really hurt, or if he was just playing opossum. My corner let me know when I really had him hurt though and I took advantage,” said Jacobs.
Indeed, after boxing for the entire fight, Jacobs finally took advantage in the final round and stopped Truax with a powerful flurry.
The native of Brownsville, New York now has nine successful stoppage wins after suffering his first loss to Dmitry Pirog in 2010.
Jacobs says he wants anyone his advisor Al Haymon decides is best for him, while Truax says he’ll be heading back to the gym soon.