BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - In the televised opener for Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN, Brooklyn's Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) knocked down former world champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) twice on his way to a second round stoppage and a successful defense of his middleweight world title.
The first round featured exciting action from both men as Jacobs delivered a crisp right hook that sent Mora to the canvas early. Just seconds after getting up, Mora responded by hitting Jacobs with a clean counter that stunned Jacobs and sent him to the mat.
After tagging Mora with hard shots at the end of round one, Jacobs continued to come forward and sent Mora to the canvas with a flurry late in the second round. Mora appeared to injure his right leg on the knockdown and was unable to continue. The official stoppage came 2:55 into round two.