WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) will take on former world champion Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) December 5th on Showtime. Jacobs will come into the fight as an underdog despite being the champion. Jacobs is confident of victory. Even though Jacobs is the champion, Quillin's name is bigger and Jacobs is the one coming into this fight with something more to prove.
"This is a big opportunity for me. This is a big opportunity for Brooklyn." Jacobs stated. "It could not have happened at a better time. I've been calling him out for two years, but it had to take that time to build and for our careers to blossom. The fans will be the winners at the end of the day. This matchup is going to be all action-packed. It's a very interesting matchup. I'm thankful to Peter for accepting the challenge and for giving me the opportunity to have a career-changing fight. I believe my time is now. I know there was hype around me as a prospect. People have their opinions about me, but I believe at this present time that I've matured as a man overall. I'm in my prime.
"To me, this fight means everything to Brooklyn. This is a thick-skinned city that was raised on fighting. You always had to defend yourself. We have that pride of having great fighters that come from here and I'm fortunate enough to be that champion to continue the legacy. I feel like this fight has a lot of significance to it, not just in New York, but to the sport of boxing in general. A lot of people have been asking for this fight, and now that it's here, you will see a tremendous amount of attention surrounding it.
"Just because Peter has flaws in one area, he can back that up with a one-punch knockout, so you always have to be prepared for that. Peter's flaws are that he loads up his shots too much, is slow on his feet and isn't headstrong. If I can execute the game plan I think it will be a phenomenal outcome."
Jacobs's only loss of his career came at the hands of Dmitry Pirog back in 2010. A couple months later Jacob's was diagnosed with cancer. It was a fight that kept him out of the ring for over one year. Jacobs is now facing the biggest fight of his boxing career when he takes on Quillin.