Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Cancer survivor Danny Jacobs scored his second straight win since returning to the ring, causing Chris Fitzpatrick to retire after the fifth round.
Danny Jacobs' first fight after beating cancer back in October was a a lot shorter, but his second fight since his return was just as dominant. The Brooklyn, New York native moved to 24-1, 21 KOs with a one-sided victory over a game Chris Fitzpatrick on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of the 154-pound showdown between Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout.
Back on Oct. 20 at the Barclays Center, Jacobs needed less than a round to dispose of the overmatched Josh Luteran. On Saturday, Jacobs came out a bit methodical, looking as though he wanted to get a few real rounds in. In rounds three, four and five, Jacobs put a real beating on Fitzpatrick, who did well to make it to the bell each round and stay on his feet throughout. After the fifth, Fitzpatrick's corner made the smart decision to call the fight off, giving Jacobs his second victory since his a one and a half year layoff while he successfully defeated osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer.
Fitzpatrick fell to 15-3 with 6 KOs.