Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Daniel Jacobs: Sulecki Will Fight, Not Try To Survive Like Arias

Daniel Jacobs has promised Maciej Sulecki a hostile welcome when they clash at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday April 28, live on HBO and Sky Sports – with tickets for his return on general sale NOW.

Jacobs is back home in Brooklyn for the first time since stopping Sergio Mora in September 2016, the fourth defence of his WBA Middleweight title he won in the arena in August 2014.

The ‘Miracle Man’ is back in action in his second fight with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA after outclassing Luis Arias in November at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Jacobs now faces unbeaten big-punching Pole Sulecki, who has stopped seven of his last eight foes and returns to Middleweight to put a dent in the plans of Jacobs, who wants to meet the winner of the May 5 rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin – and the 31 year old knows he must shine against Sulecki to land that prize, and wants his fans to create an intimidating atmosphere on April 28.

jacobs-sulecki (9)

“I'm excited to be back in Brooklyn to show my home town some love,” said Jacobs. “There's nothing like fighting in Barclays, it's amazing for me to have that place right on my doorstep. It's surreal to me to be able to follow greatness like Mike Tyson and Zab Judah and to represent them in my generation is a true honour.

“Brooklyn is full of culture, full of pride and full of greatness and I want to carry that legacy on and make the people proud. I know that the fans are going to come out in force on April 28 and Maciej won’t know what’s hit him when he hears them cheering me on, it’s going to be red-hot in there.

“I have to stay fresh and keep my mind and body right. I have to keep the threat level high because that's the level I want to be facing for the rest of my career. No matter who I am in with I want to make sure I give that opponent the right amount of respect to bring the best out of me.

“Surviving doesn't account for anything. The fans want to see people fight. People would have respected Arias if he'd come and put it all on the line, even if he'd gone down or got stopped, they would have applauded him for trying, but you don't get that respect by talking a good fight then just holding and surviving, that's not what the fans pay to see. Maciej won't do that, he will bring it and I know that he's going to have a lot of fans in there and he'll put a show on.

“We've called out the champions to no avail so we have to stay active and fight the guys that the public respect. They may not know him but if they do their research they'll see he's a real guy, an active live dog. I know he's bringing a lot to Barclays and I have to be at my best to get the win and hunt down the Middleweight champions.”

Jacobs’ clash with Sulecki is part of a huge night of action in New York where fellow Brooklyn star Jarrell Miller meets Johann Duhaupas in a WBA World Heavyweight title clash and WBA World Lightweight ruler Katie Taylor aims to unify against IBF champion Victoria Bustos.

Tickets to the event start at $42 and are on sale NOW. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, BarclaysCenter.com, or call 800-745-3000. Tickets for the event can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, February 24 at noon. For information on group sales, call 844.255.9647.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedef on 02-24-2018

If DJ fights 3x this year i am sure his third fight will be for title

Comment by landotter on 02-24-2018

Jacobs is in a very strange place. He is in a division with big names and talents, huge money stars, and top up and comers. But there is really zero reason for any of them to fight him. He is…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 02-23-2018

I pull for Jacobs and all but he needs to stop blaming arias for him not getting the KO. He should have pressed the action more, just like he should have pressed the action in the GGG fight. If you…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 02-23-2018

Uh-oh, Jacobs is going to face another big puncher. Better come in over-weight again, Danny boy! :fing02:

Comment by Mammoth on 02-23-2018

“We've called out the champions to no avail so we have to stay active and fight the guys that the public respect. They may not know him but if they do their research they'll see he's a real guy, an…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol De La Hoya: If I Train For 3 Months - I Can Get in With The Best! Claressa Shields: I'm The Greatest Woman of All-Time! Photos: David Lemieux, Yves Ulysse Presser For Canelo-Fielding Thomas Valdez Shocks Luis Coria With Split Decision Win Chavez Jr. Admits To Abusing Drugs, Alcohol After Martinez Loss Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price! Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw: Chudinov Faces Mendy Photos: Matchroom Girls Hit The Kansas Star Arena Photos: Brandon Rios Batters and Stops Ramon Alvarez Hearn: Wilder-Fury Will Be Terrible; Fury Will Get Knocked Out Photos: Jarrell Miller Crushes Bogdan Dinu in The Fourth Spence: Jermell Charlo Beats Hurd, Enters Pound-For-Pound Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Battle To a Split Draw Photos: Claressa Shields Earns More Gold, Easily Beats Rankin Archie Sharp Aims To Land Ryan Garcia, His Female Fans Too Buboy Studying Broner, Getting Pacquiao's Camp Ready Rizin CEO Warns: Nasukawa Will Aim To Knock Mayweather Out! Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement