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Salvador Sanchez II (34-4-3, 18 KO) vs. Jayson Velez (19-0, 14 KO) - 10 Rounds
It's round 3 and 3 seconds after the bell, Velez decks Sanchez and sends him back to the canvas. Sanchez seems to not have recovered at all from the minute break between rounds. Sanchez stands up but still appears dazed, and Velez pounces. He nails Sanchez with hooks and uppercuts, leaving Sanchez on jelly legs. With little hesitation the ref steps in to stop the fight.
Official result: Velez wins by TKO 0:38 into Round 3 (Wins WBC Silver Featherweight title)
Velez picks up where he left off, landing series of combinations. a strong 3 punch combo sends Sanchez reeling against the ropes. Velez follows with and uppercut and then unleashes more fury against the ropes. Even the commentators mention Velez is "making it rain". Sanchez is showing a decent chin and even still manages to come forward while getting decked, but Velez is not over-committing and keeps near perfect control. with 5 seconds to go, Velez lands 4 consecutive hooks knocking Sanchez to the canvas. Near domination.
Score: 10-8 Velez, 20-17 Velez
Velez steps to the center of the ring and takes position while Sanchez is bouncing at a rapid pace. Neither fighter is being overly active but Velez seems to be getting the better of the early exchanges. Velez continues to lead with the left occasionally setting up a nice right. Sanchez has done little to compete. Velez knocks Sanchez against the ropes and wins this round easily.
Score: 10-9 Velez
Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KO) vs. Daniel Jacobs (23-1, 20 KO) - 8 Rounds
**Official result: Fitzpatrick's corner stops the fight entering Round 6. Jacobs wins by TKO.
Jacobs comes out at the halfway point with some more energy. He may have been resting in round 4. Jacobs is showing a lot more movement and dominating the action. Fitzpatrick is spending a lot of time with his hands up, but the seond the drop, Jacobs bangs him with a right hook. 30 second to go and Jacobs is looking for a knockout. Fitzpatrick is absorbing tons of blow, but he refuses to go down. The round mercifully ends.
Score: 10-9 Jacobs, 49-46 Jacobs
Only 8 rounds and Fitzpatrick needs to do something big now if he wants to stay in this fight. Fitzpatrick comes forward, unafraid, and lands a few quality body blows to Jacobs. Jacobs has been pretty successful with some counterpunching but isn't fighting guns blazing the same way he was at the end of round 3. With 1 minute to go Jacobs begins to come forward putting Fitzpatrick on his heels, but Jacobs has really toned back the aggression. 10 seconds is marked and Jacobs flies into action, trying to steal the round, but it looks like Fitzpatrick might have finally taken one.
Score: 10-9 Fitzpatrick, 39-37 Jacobs
Jacobs returns to southpaw, possibly in an effort to throw Fitzpatrick off, but it's probably not necessary. 30 seconds in the fighters butt heads. This isn't good as Fitzpatrick walks away with a cut on his hairline. Jacobs sees the blood and gets aggressive. He blasts Fitzpatrick with a right, then a right left combo. The flurries continue and Jacobs is not letting up, pressuring Fitzpatrick against the ropes. Fitzpatrick has clearly slowed. Left, right, left, Jacobs is attacking like a mad man. This is getting brutal as the bell rings.
Score: 10-9 Jacobs, 30-27 Jacobs
Jacobs is becoming more evasive in the second round showing that he has more control. Fitzpatrick is not being a slouch at all, still throwing punches with steam. Jacobs is forcing Fitzpatrick against the ropes a little more this round. He's using the jab effectively but not really putting together combinations. Jacobs has landed the left hook a few times though giving him the lead.
Score: 10-9 Jacobs, 20-18 Jacobs
Danny Jacobs is continuing his comeback, having survived a bout with cancer and he looks to be in great shape for this fight. Fitzpatrick is aggressive early being the more active puncher. Jacobs seems more reserved looking to pick his spot. Having started in southpaw, Jacobs switches back to orthodox halfway through the round. The fighters trade hard rights and later Jacobs lands another counter. Jacobs is maintaining the center of the ring. Fitzpatrick throws a few blows at the end of the round but mostly misses.
Score: 10-9 Jacobs
WBA World Light Middleweight Title
Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO) vs. Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO)
WBC Silver Featherweight Title
Salvador Sanchez II (34-4-3, 18 KO) vs. Jayson Velez (19-0, 14 KO)
Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KO) vs. Daniel Jacobs (23-1, 20 KO)
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