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Danny Jacobs Scores TKO Victory over Injured Sergio Mora

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Danny Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) defended a version of the WBA Middleweight title against Sergio Mora (28-4, 9 KOs) as he scored a second-round TKO victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The scheduled 12-round fight was the co-main event of a PBC on ESPN telecast that was headlined by Garcia-Malignaggi.

Jacobs, 28, boxed calmly from a high guard for most of the first round.

The native of Brooklyn, New York, then found an opponent after Mora threw a combination a bit too wildly, leaving him open for a short right hook from Jacobs.

Jacobs, smelling blood, immediately went for the kill, but instead was dropped himself from a short counter shot.

The 34-year-old native of East Los Angeles, California seriously wobbled Jacobs, but he was nevertheless on his back foot before the round ended.

Unfortunately, in Round 2, Mora looked as if he was knocked down again, but it was instead an injury in his right leg.

Evidently, Mora heard something pop in his knee, which lead to his broken ankle. Mora even had to be taken out on a stretcher.

“I know it’s broken. I heard it pop,” Mora told his corner.

Mora was no longer able to continue, which forced the referee to stop the fight.

“I heard my knee pop and want to see replay because I know my ankle is broken,” said Mora.

“The commission told me anything less than four rounds then it’s a no contest,” said Mora, who asked for a rematch.

Jacobs, however, wants no part of a rematch.

“No rematch, no reason to go backwards. Thank God for this victory, but I’m not going to give him a rematch just because.”

Jacobs also called out fellow Brooklyn native and former WBO titlist Peter Quillin.

“I think these Brooklynites deserve something special and I think me and Kid Chocolate would be that special fight here at Barclays,” said Jacobs.

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