At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL, Friday night, Matchroom Boxing – Eddie Hearn, matchmaker Eric Bottjer, presented former WBA and IBF Middleweight two-time world champion New York’s Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs who won a close if not controversial split decision over Philly’s “King” Gabriel Rosado in the Main Event over 12 lackluster rounds on the Zone (DAZN).
Main Event former two-time World Champion now No. 3 ranked WBO Super Middleweight Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, 37-3 (30), #167.6, of Brownsville, NY, won a split decision over “King” Gabriel Rosado, 25-12-1 (14), #168, of Philadelphia, PA, over 12 dull rounds.
After a feeling out first round Jacobs had the edge the next 3 rounds. By the halfway point after 6 rounds Jacobs had the edge 4-2 in a tame fight that had both shooting off their mouths prior to the fight. In the eighth through the eleventh rounds Rosado did well. In the twelfth and final round the fight was up in the air at the end!
Scores were 115-113 twice for Jacobs and once for Rosado. This writer had it 115-113 Rosado. Ring announcer at the end said “the winner from Philadelphia and Brooklyn, New York! It was a glorified sparring session!
“I thought I did enough to win and didn’t think it was that close,” said Jacobs. “I out jabbed him, I out fought him. He was surprised at the end with the decision,” said Rosado
Lightweight Emmanuel “The Gameboy” Tagoe, 31-1 (15) #134, of Accra, GH, won a majority decision over Mason “Rock Hard Mighty” Menard, 36-5 (25), #134 ¾, of Rayne, LA, over 10 rounds.
In the first five rounds Tagoe was up with Menard’s left eye closing by end of the round. In the eighth round Tagoe suffered a small cut on the left eyebrow. In the tenth and final round Tagoe showboated in earning the win.
Scores were 95-95, 98-92 and 96-94 with this writer 97-93.
Heavyweight Russian Mahammadrasul Majidov, 3-0 (3), #232 1/2, of Baku, Azerbaijan, stopped Sahret “Hammer” Delgado, 8-1 (7), #291, of PR, Berlin, NJ, at 1:47 of the third round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round in the final seconds Majidov rocked Delgado with a left hook to the chin. In the second round Majidov had Delgado’s nose bleeding. In the third round Majidov had the out of shape Delgado out on his feet with a right on the chin before the fight being waved off.
Middleweight Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy, 10-0 (6), #162 ¼, of Brooklyn, NY, defeated Brandon Maddox, 7-4-1 (5), #162, of Detroit, MI, over 6 rounds.
In the first and fifth Maddox won with the other four rounds of the fight Ababiy had the edge in a lackluster fight.
Scores were 59-55 by all judges and 58-56 by this writer.
In the co-feature Welterweight 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar “Kazakh Thunder” Yeleussinov, 10-0 (6), #146 1/2, of KAZ and Miami, FL, impressed stopping former 2008 Olympian, IBF & WBA Light Welter World champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo, 23-3 (12), #146 ¼, of Windhoek, Nambia, at 1:24 of the second round for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first round a short counter left from Yeleussinov on the chin and down went Indongo for an 8-count with a minute left in the round. In the second round a left from Yeleussinov on the ear of Indongo and down he went for 8-count. He got up but quit.