Khan smokes Malignaggi inside 11! Daniel Jacobs impressive destruction of Astorga in two at The Garden!

Photo: Rafael Martel

New York May 15 2010-He gave it all, but it wasn’t enough. Brooklynite WBA ranked #3 Paulie Malignaggi (27-4-5KO’s) was stopped by a stronger WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan (23-1-17KO’s) tonight at a packed arena at The Theater in Madison Square Garden. Malignaggi took hard punches from Khan from the second round on, losing every round of the fight until it was finally stopped at 1:25 of the 11th.

Photos: Rafael Martel

Daniel Jacobs pounds Juan Astorga with a devastating left to the body in the second round of their middleweight championship fight on May 15, 2010 at Madison Square Garden, New York. (photo: Rafael Martel)

Daniel Jacobs (20-0-17 KO’s) was the most impressive fighter of the night, smoking Juan Astorga (14-5-1 9Ko’s) in two rounds, putting him down twice in the first. Jacobs’ accurate punching, ring movement and power make a dangerous combination for the middleweights out there. Look for Jacobs in the next PPV card. Last night he rightfully earned the NABO and NABF middleweight titles.

Victor Ortiz (27-2-1 21 KOs) was less than impressive in a 12 RND decision against veteran Nate Campbell (33-6-1 25Ko’s). After watching the tape of the fight, it’s clear that HBO’s talking head Harold Lederman is in love with Ortiz, throwing chocolate flowers at everything he did, which was to move around the ring and punch in flurries, always using his youth and his legs to get out of trouble and avoid the close-range fighting, and the wars for which Boxing After Dark is famous for. Campbell felt short, his age showed. Retirement is the near for the Jacksonville fighter. For Ortiz, very careful matchmaking is highly recommended to maintain some sort of hope for a championship in Amir Khan and Paulie Malignaggi’s division. As for the live crowd at The Garden, Ortiz appeared to bore the hell out of the demanding New York boxing fans. Go west young man, go west. (Photos: Rafael Martel)


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