Former middleweight champion and Brooklyn native Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) comes back home to take on Maciej Sulecki (26-0, 10 KOs) at the Barclays Center on April 28.
Welcome back to Brooklyn, Daniel Jacobs.
April 28 will be a night to remember as Jacobs takes on Maciej Sulecki in a showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight will be broadcast by HBO’s World Championship Boxing beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
This will be Jacobs’ sixth fight at the Barclays Center and the first time he fought there since knocking out Peter Quillin in the first round in December of 2015, a fight in which many call his most impressive win.
This will be just Sulecki’s second time fighting at the Barclays Center. In his lone appearance there, he knocked out Derrick Findley in the seventh round back in January 2016.
This fight has the potential to be one of the best in the first half of this year.
The wait is no longer. It’s about that time!!! 4/28 at the @barclayscenter against undefeated Maciej sulecki. @HBOboxing / @MatchroomBoxing pic.twitter.com/VinAhir5hM
— Daniel Jacobs (@DanielJacobsTKO) February 18, 2018
Last time we saw Jacobs in the ring was in November when he scored an easy unanimous decision victory over Luis Arias on a scorecard of 120-107, 119-108, and 118-109.
The 31-year-old Jacobs knows he’s in for a tougher fight against the undefeated Sulecki, as he’s knocked out seven out of his last eight opponents.
Should Jacobs go on to win, he’ll likely try to fight the winner of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch on May 5 and try to become champion once again. Jacobs fought Golovkin before back in March of 2017 and lost a close (and some say a disputed) decision 115-112, 115-112, 114-113.
However, in going the distance, he ended GGG’s 23 wins by knockout streak.
If he can’t get a fight with the winner of Canelo vs. GGG 2, he may seek a fight against Jermall Charlo. Jacobs and Charlo got into a heated exchange backstage at the Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz fight on March 3.
DANNY JACOBS AND JERMALL CHARLO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL https://t.co/bw2GdDRDU7 via @YouTube
— Elie Seckbach (@Seckbach) March 4, 2018
But none of these options will be available to Jacobs if he doesn’t take care of business and defeat Sulecki.
Also fighting on April 28 is heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KOs) takes on Johann Duhaupas (37-4, 24 KOs) and Katie Taylor (8-0, 4 KOs) will defend her WBA Lightweight title against IBF Lightweight champion Victoria Bustos (18-4, O KOs) in a unification showdown.