Daniel 'The Miracle Man' Jacobs Conjures Up Split Decision Over Gabriel Rosado.
Article by Rick Mohamed
Daniel Jacobs got the split decision in a very lackluster performance over Gabriel Rosado, in my opinion. I felt like this was simply a step up from a normal in-the-gym sparring session. I felt Rosado brought his A-Game to the fight tonight, took control of the fight and the tempo, then set the pace for the fight.
Jacobs has recently changed trainers and is no longer with long time trainer Rozier. Doing this usually creates a lack of chemistry when you take your next fight with your new trainer, hands down. It appeared Jacobs just wanted to do enough and survive for a mediocre performance. He didn’t mix it up too much with Rosado nor risk getting caught by a power shot he may not have seen coming.
Jacobs fought a “safe fight” vs. Rosado. Although, he felt he did enough throughout the fight, did all the right things to win, and established his jab to the body and the head. He did land some good hard over cross right hands to get the W!
He will get another big money fight after this one.
There is a such thing as a good loss and in Rosado’s case I believe this is the case. I feel that for Daniel Jacobs to be in line for another mega million big fight, his performance should have screamed that he deserves to be in that 168LB weight division vs the likes of a possible Caleb Plant or Benavidez.
Yet his performance tonight didn’t say any of that at all.
Rosado has nothing to be ashamed of. His performance and boxing IQ were spot on, in my opinion. The City of Philadelphia, standup! Worse case scenario: this fight should have been a draw out of respect for Rosado and his performance. He had to have known that, unless he shamefully beat Jacobs or at least had an impressive knock down that he wouldn’t get the W.