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Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn

By Keith Idec

Sources have informed BoxingScene.com that Daniel Jacobs has signed multi-fight agreements with HBO and British promoter Eddie Hearn.

The deals for Jacobs, a former WBA middleweight champion from Brooklyn, will be announced during HBO’s replay of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight title fight Saturday night.

Jacobs’ last fight – a highly competitive, unanimous-decision loss to Golovkin on March 18 at Madison Square Garden – was broadcast by HBO. Two of Jacobs’ previous three fights were televised by Showtime, but HBO’s Peter Nelson began expressing interest in working exclusively with him since his close loss to Golovkin.

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The 30-year-old Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) was considered for a slot in Showtime’s tripleheader November 4 at Barclays Center. Instead, HBO will televise his next fight at some point later this year against an unidentified opponent.

Agreeing to compete exclusively on HBO should assist Jacobs in his pursuit of a rematch against Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs). It also could help him eventually land a fight against Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), especially if Jacobs cannot get Golovkin to fight him again.

Mexico’s Alvarez and Kazakhstan’s Golovkin fought to a controversial, 12-round draw a week ago at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They are expected to fight again sometime in 2018, though not necessarily next.

Jacobs technically has worked without a promoter in recent years, but now will work solely with Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Hearn’s company has become the most prominent promoter in the United Kingdom in recent years, and works with British stars such as IBF/IBO/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale.

Matchroom Boxing is branching out into the United States and is expected to open an office in New York. Jacobs is the first American fighter Hearn has signed as part of this initiative.

HBO’s broadcast is set to begin Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. In addition to the Alvarez-Golovkin replay, HBO will televise a live bout between Venezuela’s Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs), the WBA world lightweight champion, and England’s Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs), Linares’ mandatory challenger. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Baltimore on 09-24-2017

I think this is a great move for Danny. Hopefully he stays active now and lands himself some big fights.

Comment by nacho daddy on 09-24-2017

[QUOTE=Lomasexual;18082367]Hope this works well for Jacobs, it would be good to see more of him in the mix. GGG is old and must be thinking of retiring soon, and Jacobs can pick himself up a bit of the world title…

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 09-24-2017

They setting up the Canelo-Jacobs fight for September 18'. After the Golovkin rematch.

Comment by Santa_ on 09-24-2017

Great news :boxing: Triple G rematch is imminent, unfinished business!

Comment by soul_survivor on 09-24-2017

[QUOTE=FrankieBruno;18084151]well he has been ripping the UK off for years serving up tripe[/QUOTE] lol this is so true

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