Daniel Jacobs return to the ring for the first time since going the distance with Triple G in March. Jacobs took on Luis Arias on Long Island in his first fight back.

It was a rumble that had plenty of trash talk from Arias (18-1, 9 KO) leading up to things, but in the end, it was pretty much all Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO), who showed some fire here and there, and said after the fight that the anger he had harbored throws him off at times.

While Jacobs didn’t  get a knockdown in the 11th round, Jacobs would have to settle for the win in another fashion. “I was trying to go for the knockout, but I’ve been out nine months and I was a little rusty,” Jacobs said. “He was a crafty guy. Much respect to his team.”

It was a great return for the Miracle Man, who had a night of firsts. This was his first fight with new promotion Matchroom Boxing and promoter Eddie Hearn. The English promotion succeeded on their first night on the job, and hope to continue to grow with Jacobs. His new multi-fight deal with HBO will certainly help their client and their cause.

What’s next for Daniel Jacobs you ask? He plans to fight again in March in New York. Stay tuned.