During the promotion for Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Arias did most of the talking. That wasn’t the case on fight night as former middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs did the punching, as he pitched a near shutout on Saturday night before a crowd of 6,921 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
The judges scored the bout 118-109, 120-107, and 119-108. FightNights.com had it 120-107.
Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO’s), 30, of Brooklyn, a four-time New York Golden Gloves amateur champion, established himself early, stunning Arias with a counter right hand.
Arias (18-1, 9 KO’s), 27, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who called Jacobs a “runner” throughout the buildup to the fight, took few chances from point, and the fight quickly turned into a snoozer.
Compubox punch statistics show Jacobs connecting on 184 of 581 punches thrown (31.7 percent), while Arias landed just 88 of 318 (27.7 percent). Jacobs also landed 44.6 percent of his power shots.
Jacobs, whose career was nearly cut short in 2011 due to a battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, scored a knockdown in the 11th with a left hook, as Arias’ put a glove on the canvas.
It was Jacobs’ first fight since losing a razor close unanimous decision to Gennady Golovkin in March and his first under the banner of Matchroom Boxing, as British promoter Eddie Hearn was making his promotional debut in the United States.