WBA middleweight champion, Daniel Jacobs (31-1), made short work of Peter Quillin (32-1-1) with a first round TKO in the “Battle of Brooklyn” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Just over a minute into first round the pair traded shots, during the tirade Jacobs was able to carch Quillin with a heavy right hand which shook “Kid Chocolate” to his core. Quillin staggered across the ring and once the referee got a good look at him he didn’t hesitate to halt the bout.
Quillin, to his credit, was very humble in his defeat and showed great sportsmanship whilst Jacobs said he was open to a rematch.
WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1) was able to claim a unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo (26-5).
Cuellar was able to dominate the bout with his aggression and superior power which resulted in judges scorecards of 120-107 and 116-111 (twice).
Chris Algieri (21-2) was able to secure a unanimous decision victory over Erick Bone (16-3) in what should of been an easy nights work but ended up being a tougher battle than expected.
Algieri’s workrate exceeded that of Bone for the majority of the bout and he was also awarded a debatable knockdown in the eighth round. However, Bone did take advantage in the latter stages when Algieri started work the inside and also began to slow.
The judges scorecards at the end of the fight were 95-94 and 97-92 (twice).
Light heavyweight, Marcus Browne (17-0), scored a fourth round KO against Francisco Sierra (27-10-1) with the fight halted due to a nasty cut on Sierra’s face.
Joe Smith Jr. (20-1) was able to win a unanimous decision over Will Rosinsky (19-3) in their ten round light heavyweight bout with scorecards of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94.
Yuri Foreman (33-2) won a closely fought contest against Lenwood Dozier (9-10-1) scoring a unanimous decision in their eight round contest. Foreman, who has been out of the ring for two years, was a shadow of his former self and would have made easy work of Dozier in his heyday.
All three of the judges scored the light middleweight bout 77-75.
Luis Garcia (13-0), was able to maintain his unbeaten record with a first round KO against fellow cruiserweight Willie Williams (14-11-2) with referee, Danny Schiavone, stopping the fight after Williams was sent crashing to the canvas from a vicious left.
John Hernandez (6-1) was able to bear Jack Grady (0-3-1) via unanimous decision in their four round light welterweight clash with all three judges scoring the bout 40-36.