Jacobs bounces back; Twitter reacts.
Saturday night, Daniel Jacobs stepped into the ring hoping to pull out a knockout win over his opponent Luis Arias. While the result wasn’t exactly how he planned, he did relay the ultimate message that he was back. Going through all twelve rounds, a unanimous decision—120-107, 119-108, 118-109—is what handed the victory over to Jacobs by the night’s end.
While he did nab a knockdown in the 11th round, Jacobs would have to settle for the win in another fashion. “I was trying to go for the knockout, but I’ve been out nine months and I was a little rusty,” Jacobs said. “He was a crafty guy. Much respect to his team.”
The evening signaled Jacobs’ (33-2, 29 KOs) first matchup since losing a close decision to Gennady Golovkin in March of this year, marking the second defeat of his career. As for Arias (18-1, 9 Kos), this came as his first loss in 19 fights. “I wanted to impress the fans and put on a good show,” Jacobs went on to add. “I got a little aggressive. I hurt him early. Then, once I knew I could hurt him, I got a little bit more aggressive.”
Well that was an absolute schooling from Daniel Jacobs 👌🏼— Jody Morris (@morriskid) November 12, 2017
@DanielJacobsTKO done your thing Champ clean and efficient. props from the UK— Born King (@The99king) November 12, 2017
And that you did. All that tough guy stuff he talked about standing in the center of the ring went out the window lol.— DHIG (@downhereimgod) November 12, 2017
Arias had me fooled, I thought he was gonna bring it. Arias wasn't ready he didn't do nothing but get walked down— David Sparks (@davidsparks227) November 12, 2017
Daniel Jacobs is very classy.— Dan Turner (@signalpost) November 12, 2017
He reminds me of Andre Ward; all the slick outside skills but doesn’t mind tearing it up on the inside, too.
Hope we see him in a ring with Billy Joe Saunders soon.
Daniel Jacobs is an incredible fighter 👌— Alphonse Gangitano (@millerthesaint) November 12, 2017