1995-08-26 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Gary Jacobs, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC
1995-08-26 Pernell Whitaker w pts 12 Gary Jacobs, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Ron Lipton. Scorecards: 118-108, 118-109, 117-109. Much closer than the scoreline indicated, the challenger gave Whitaker (147) a run for his money in a battle of southpaws, and at times had the upper hand, especially in the third, ninth and 11th. Proving to be stronger than Whitaker, the Scot often pushed the champion around, but was also made to pay when he walked forward discarding his guard. Once Whitaker started to use the ring more in the seventh he had more success, scoring well with the jab and solid left crosses, but back came Jacobs (147) in the ninth with a series of right hooks. In the tenth Whitaker’s speed was the deciding factor, but in the 11th he was on the floor after missing his target prior to Jacobs going after him with the right. The final session saw Jacobs deducted a point for holding before being dropped twice from big left crosses and saved by the final bell.