ByKel Dansby, writer at
Kel Dansby

Daniel Jacobs is preparing for a huge middleweight contest against Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, and with much of the focus on his opponent, Jacobs has flown under the radar.

That's a shame giving Jacobs history of stopping opponents. His knockout numbers compare favorably to the more-hyped GGG, and many of his stoppages were just as awe inspiring.

Take a look at our Top-10 Daniel Jacobs knockouts before his steps in the ring with GGG.

10. Daniel Jacobs vs. Caleb Truax

  • Date: September 9th, 2016
  • Round: 7

Caleb Truax proved a tough opponent for Jacobs. The two exchanged momentum throughout the fight but Jacobs was able to finish the fight in the 12th round.

9. Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora

  • Date: September 9th, 2016
  • Round: 7

In a rematch with Sergio Mora, Jacobs showed that his power traveled over the course of a fight. He wore down Mora with a flurry of punches and eventually got the finish.

8. Daniel Jacobs vs. Jose Varela

  • Date: April 24th, 2009
  • Round: 2

Daniel Jacobs showed a killer instinct early on in his career and an impressive KO of Jose Varela was a clear sign of his power.

7. Daniel Jacobs vs. Tyrone Watson

  • Date: October 18th, 2008
  • Round: 1

Tyrone Watson proved no match for Daniel Jacobs in their 2008 match up. Jacobs' well-timed combinations were too much for his opponent and earned him the early victory.

6. Daniel Jacobs vs. Milton Nuñez

  • Date: March 15th, 2014
  • Round: 1

Daniel Jacobs' impressive first-round KO of Milton Nunez in Puerto Rico marked his first impressive knockout of 2014.

5. Daniel Jacobs vs. Josh Lutheran

  • Date: October 20th, 2012
  • Round: 1

Daniel Jacobs makes a statement in his Barclays Center debut against Josh Lutheran. The first round finish set Jacobs up for a raise in competition and an eventual push at the WBA middleweight title.

4. Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora

  • Date: August 1st, 2015
  • Round: 2

In his first fight with Sergio Mora, Jacobs made quick work of the veteran and put the rest of the middleweight division on notice.

3. Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin

  • Date: December 5th, 2015
  • Round: 1

In arguably the biggest fight of his career, Jacobs shocked many boxing fans and analyst by dismissing Peter Quillin in the first round of their bout.

2. Daniel Jacobs vs. Giovanni Lorenzo

  • Date: August 19th, 2013
  • Round: 3

Against a very offensively aggressive Giovanni Lorenzo, Jacobs showed that he could use his boxing IQ to set up another strong finish. It truly showed that he was more than a one-trick pony and capable of holding his own against any style of fighter.

1. Daniel Jacobs vs. Jarrod Fletcher

  • Date: August 9th, 2014
  • Round: 5

The fight may have lasted five rounds, but Jacobs punished his opponent, Jarrod Fletcher. The finish was the best of Jacobs' career because he showed no remorse for the challenger and attacked when he sensed weakness.


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