Jacobs edges Rosado in dull split decision

Boxing: Daniel Jacobs Vs Gabe Rosado Fight Night
Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Former 2x middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs) won a tactical twelve round split decision over Gabe Rosado (25-13-1 14 KOs) in a super middleweight clash on Friday night at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida. After some seriously hard feelings were expressed in the build-up, the fight was a tactical chess match that never heated up. Scores were 115-113 Rosado, 115-113, 115-113 Jacobs.

In a clash for the IBF Intercontinental welterweight title, 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov (10-0, 6 KOs) made quick work of former unified 140lb champ Julius Indongo (23-3, 12 KOs). Yeleussinov dropped Indongo in the first round and again in round two. Indongo didn’t wish to continue after the second knockdown. Time was 1:24.

Middleweight Nikita Ababiy (10-0, 6 KOs) struggled to a six round unanimous decision over Brandon Maddox (7-4-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 59-55 3x.

WBO #5, IBF #7, WBC #8 lightweight Emmanuel Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs) took a ten round majority decision over Mason Menard (36-5, 25 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94 and 98-92.

Unbeaten heavyweight Mahammadrasul Majidov (3-0, 3 KOs) won by third round TKO over previously unbeaten Sahret Delgado (8-0, 7 KOs). A big right hand left Delgado unable to continue.

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  • Had $100 on Rosado!!! That damn announcer sure messed with my emotions! I felt Rosado did what he had to do to win that fight.

    • When a 20-1 fav performs like that, he’s a loser, big time, Rosado deserved the win…. and so much more than the sport has given him.

    • I actually felt Jacobs would have dominated on points leading up to the fight. Again, I was off.

      • I thought exactly the same.
        When the fight was announced I thought mismatch.
        Then over the last few days I watched/re-watched some of Gabe’s fights and actually began to rate him far higher than I had previously – I think he’s a solid contender, who’s had way too many bum decisions go against him.

        Still, I thought Jacob’s should have legitimately beaten him. I was wrong there.

  • Wow….. what a BORING fight. Also, what a robbery. Jacobs lost that fight, no doubt about it.

    • Boring fight, yes. Robbery, I don’t know. I thought a draw would have been fine but a majority decision seems about right. It was very close. Jacobs looked bored in the fight

  • Like many pre-fight screaming performances against one another it never turns into anything but a dull fight and this was one of them. Jacobs seemed fortunate to get the split decision win.

  • Jacobs underachieves again. Looks like he just wants to get paid without putting in a serious effort in the ring. Strike one vs Canelo Strike 2 vs Rosado..not worth the watch

    • Styles make fights as I’m sure you know. Rosado is almost always in an exciting fight, Jacobs rarely.

    • Try YouTube for some of Rosado’s fights, this fight was an anomaly.

      His fought like a warrior V GGG, Lemiuex and Sulecki and was on the wrong end of questionable decisions V Murray and Arias and I’d guess more.

  • Jacobs has clearly passed his peak as a world beater. If I were him, I’d avoid these high risk, low reward-type fights and focus strictly on getting one or two more big fights while the drawing power is still there.

    • Yeah, after one fight with no fans its definitely not an overreaction to say Jacobs is done as a top fighter. “Clearly” you are talking out of your ass.

      • I wouldn’t say that. Remember he was fighting neck-and-neck with Chavez before Jr. quit.

      • He struggled with Derevychenko, the pole, the Spanish guy -all 154 fighters..disinterested in the Canelo fight ..now looked like crap against another 154 guy -this 154 fighter actually is not good . Yes he is done..Any of the 168 Titlist would knock him out

  • To say Danny Jacobs fought a lackluster fight is putting it kindly. He never pushed the pace, was outboxed at times by Rosado, and just never took any risks at all. I believe we all got a wrong impression of him with his blowout win over Quillin. Jacobs is basically a cautious boxer who rarely takes risks even when he might be in danger of losing a fight. He didn’t let his hands go often enough and didn’t seem to be listening to his corner most of the night.

    Rosado fought a great fight and matched Jacobs punch for punch throughout the entire fight. A case could be made for Rosado winning the fight, but a draw would have been fair. The announcer tried to get fancy and made a huge blunder before quickly correcting himself. He announced the win for the Philadelphia fighter, then quickly said Brooklyn and Danny Jacobs. Somebody needs to tell him that simple is just sometimes better.

    I don’t know where Jacobs goes from here. I don’t see him deviating from his cautious style, so the next opponent would have to be a big draw for him to make any money out of it. His stock took a dip tonight and I don’t feel compelled to watch him again anytime soon.

    • Yeah, when a 20-1 fav performs like that, he’s a loser, big time…. He’s a skilled fighter, but lacks heart, maybe being put to sleep by Pirog still haunts him.

      • Yeah, and it’s too bad that Pirog suffered a career-ending back injury. He may have proved out to have been a major force in the sport. Very unusual fighting style, he had, but was very effective with it.

  • Same shit, different day, Rosado on the wrong end of the decision.
    Over the last few days I’ve watched a lot of Gabe’s fights and came to several conclusions:
    -Rosado is a hell of a lot better fighter than his record suggests.
    -Rosado, is almost always in exciting fights and has a massive heart, great engine and underrated boxing skills.
    -Boxing is as bent as (guess I already knew that); he’s been blatantly robbed several times.
    Sad state of affairs.

  • It’s not a robbery for me, a very close fight, a 1-2 point win for both fighter is right, also the draw. Bad performance by Jacobs, while good fight by Rosado (Roach is a great master). The verdict open for a rematch but the fight is too boring and I Hope not to see Jacobs – Rosado 2

  • to be successful in boxing..one must posess a certain “fire”..smoldering a fire aint..

  • The money went to his head like Rozier stated..he doesn’t have the desire combined with him being nervous about being hit and losing snap on his punches =he is on the steep downside of his career. Charlo destroyed Derevychenko n Jacobs barely survived that along with bad performance against 154 sulecki and arias. Has not looked good since Quillin fight

  • Indongo never deserved to become a world champion in the first place!!! Rosado well he is his usual tough self!!!

  • Now, after what has been seen. Can we give Jacob a chance against any of the top 168? What about him vs. Benavidez or Plant? What about murderous punchers like Smith or Lemieux?
    Seriously, Jacob should act with some amout of caution on his next move, or another Pirog event could be on hand

    • Mikemiguel, agree 100%. I think Lemeiux hits as hard as Golovkin but different style. Plant would be too polished and too fast for Jacobs. Smith would be too much also. I think Billie Joe Saunders would be too polished at 168 for Jacobs also.

  • This was a fight I had little interest in because either Jacobs would dominate or if he didn’t his career is on a major decline. Now I want to watch just to see if he even deserved to win. This does not bode well for a guy who fought extremely close fights with top p4p fighters.

  • Ive said it before and I’ll say it again. ..Jacobs could get a job in Hollywood as Will Smiths double!
    Gosh they look alike !

  • I feel real sorry for Gabe he won the fight no doubts on that. He would have deserved a final shot to the title, too bad for him.

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