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Peter Quillin: Not Clinching Jacobs While Hurt Cost Me

by David P. Greisman

The best fighters in the world will almost never have to react to being badly hurt. Then again, the best fighters in the world can remain the best if they know how to react to being stunned.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had the presence of mind, or the instinct, to hold onto Shane Mosley for dear life when Mosley rocked him in the second round of their fight years ago. Peter Quillin didn’t do the same thing when Daniel Jacobs wobbled him in the first and only round of their bout this past Saturday. Instead, he alternated between covering up and trying to stand his ground and trade.

“When you in a moment, you think like a fighter, you don’t care,” Quillin said afterward. “I know in life, if you rush a moment and rush a decision … sometimes it’s not a decision you’re able to live with. Now this is a fight. Same thing can happen, you can make a bad decision in a moment and it can cost you.”

It may not have made a difference anyway. Jacobs saw a hurt opponent in front of him and was able to put forth an assault that brought about the finish. Jacobs said afterward that this was no accident. Just as fighters should know how to respond when they’re hurt, Jacobs said he and his team had practiced drills for what to do to close a show.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STEELHEAD on 12-06-2015

quillan got wacked hard and wasnt thinking strait in first round. yes quillan deserves a rematch maybe not right of the bat but at sometime.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 12-06-2015

Part of that is not having such survival techniques ingrained in his mind going into fights, and part of it is him not having his senses about him. Hard to think about what you're supposed to do when you can't…

Comment by Chollo Vista on 12-06-2015

[QUOTE=Golovkin;16302703]Nah you coward, being a BUM is what cost you the fight last night finally against a DECENT opponent. Get OWNED you trash coward lol. Experience humiliation and defeat, you deserve it. BAHAHAH!! XD[/QUOTE] Man GTFOH with that crap Can't…

Comment by IHATEBOBARUM1 on 12-06-2015

[QUOTE=Golovkin;16302703]Nah you coward, being a BUM is what cost you the fight last night finally against a DECENT opponent. Get OWNED you trash coward lol. Experience humiliation and defeat, you deserve it. BAHAHAH!! XD[/QUOTE] man u really r a piece…

Comment by G G G on 12-06-2015

Nah you coward, being a BUM is what cost you the fight last night finally against a DECENT opponent. Get OWNED you trash coward lol. Experience humiliation and defeat, you deserve it. BAHAHAH!! XD

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