Matchroom Boxing USA held a press conference today in New York City to formally announce the April 28 HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Headlining the event, former middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (33-2-0, 29 KOs) returns against Maciej Sulecki (26-0-0, 10 KOs).
Daniel Jacobs: “HBO believes in me and I am going to make sure I do my part. Maciel Sulecki is a tough competitor. Luis Arias was all talk, he didn’t give the fans what they were expecting. I believe Sulecki will bring a fight. He’s skillful and with his determination that makes him dangerous.”
Maciej Sulecki: “I need to win this fight and I know I will win this fight. Everyone will know my name after this. Luis Arias was a clown who only talked, he was scared of Danny – I’m not. I’m a Polish warrior and you will see that in a really big war.”
Opening the HBO telecast, undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s) faces former world title challenger Johann “The Reptile” Duhaupus (37-4-0, 24 KOs) in a WBA world heavyweight title eliminator.
Jarrell Miller: “Being big is a privilege, don’t hate on it, I have the biggest punch output in the division so Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder can’t walk me down. Come April 28 – the French fry is going to get cooked!”
Johann Duhaupus: “Jarrell is a great talent and a dangerous fighter, but this is a huge chance for me and I won’t let it slip by.”
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Promoter Eddie Hearn: “There’s a saying in the UK and I’ll use it here – this is boxing porn.
“We joined HBO for many reasons, but the main one was to get Danny Jacobs a shot at the winner of Canelo vs. GGG and I’m going to be doing everything I can to make that happen. Danny showed he was elite against Luis Arias. Now he’s got to take on a dangerous guy in Maciej Sulecki and he knows that, he has the fear and that is going to make Danny so dangerous.”
“The Heavyweight division is blowing up now. Miller vs. Duhaupas is a massive fight for the division – and I think the winner is in line for a shot at Anthony Joshua. We are talking to Barclays Center about Anthony Joshua fighting in Brooklyn, and against Miller that would be huge.”