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Daniel Jacobs Outpoints Maciej Sulecki | Katie Taylor Unifies Lightweight Titles

Former WBA middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs outpointed a very tough and game Maciej Sulecki in his native Brooklyn, New York.

Sulecki had a dream start where he had a successful first round, landing a lovely right hand to kick off proceedings. He followed this up with another impressive round in the second, landing hooks on the favorite.

From the third round onwards, the ‘Miracle Man’ demonstrated what he’s capable of when he started to move better and execute his power punches, Sulecki defiant in receiving punishment.

The fourth round saw Jacobs land hooks of his own before he rocked the Pole in the fifth round with the pair standing and trading center-stage.

However, Sulecki was not a beaten man yet. From rounds 6-9, the previously undefeated European started to catch Jacobs more on the way in, staking a claim for each round in what was a tight affair.

As the fight reached the 12th, Jacobs sealed the fight with a devastating cross that sent Sulecki crashing to the canvas.

Sulecki got back to his feet and stood and traded with former champion before the fight went to the scorecards.

The judges scored the contest (117-110, 116-111, 155-112) in favor of Jacobs, who went on to call for a rematch with Gennady Golovkin and insisted he wouldn’t be opposed to a showdown with Jermall Charlo.

In the co-main event, heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller again impressed with a wide decision victory over Johann Duhaupas.

Miller landed big shots from the off, setting the tone nicely with some impressive punches landing on his durable opponent.

Miller went on to dominate the whole fight, demonstrating not only his durability and stamina but also his variety of attacks, with eye-catching uppercuts, hooks and straights all night.

Miller won convincingly with scorecards of (119-109, 119-109, 117-11) and proceeded to call out unified champion Anthony Joshua, quoting “I’ll toast that English muffin”.

Irish sensation Katie Taylor again dominated, this time against Victoria Bustos, to ease towards victory and unify the WBA and IBF titles.

The first two rounds saw Taylor relentlessly pressure her opponent, demonstrating a clear speed advantage in the process. Despite an effort from Bustos to have a higher output, Taylor easily evaded any attacks.

As the rounds passed, Bustos’ output faded, with Taylor showing no signs of stopping or slowing down in worrying moments for the Argentinean.

The South-American courageously fought back late on, particularly in rounds 8 and 10, but it wasn’t to be for the 29-year-old with the former Olympic champion coasting home to a unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 98-92).

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