Daniel Jacobs vs. Dmitry Pirog

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Dmitry Pirog 159 lbs beat Daniel Jacobs 160 lbs by TKO at 0:57 in round 5 of 12

Pirog, behind on all three scorecards 39-37, landed a hard overhand counter right over a Jacobs left jab that put Jacobs on his back knocked out with his arms wide in the shape of a crucifix. Referee Robert Byrd looked down at Jacobs on the canvas and waved an immediate halt to the bout without a count. Pirog, 17-0, 14 kayos, Temryuk, Russia, won the vacant WBO Middleweight title. Rounds 1, 2, and 4 won by Jacobs on his left jab, round 3 won by Pirog with left hooks.