By Victor Salazar
NEW YORK - Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin spoke to the media for the final time Thursday at a press conference in Manhattan before they enter the ring Saturday, Dec. 5, live on SHOWTIME® at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The middleweight title showdown headlines a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar battling Puerto Rico's Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo. In action on SHO EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT), former world champion Chris Algieri faces Ecuador's Erick Bone and Staten Island's "Sir" Marcus Browne enters the ring against Francisco Sierra.
Further undercard action features popular Brooklyn contender Heather "The Heat" Hardy, former world champion Yuri Foreman and light heavyweight contender Will Rosinsky in separate bouts.
Tickets for the live event start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com , www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Corona. The Algieri vs. Bone and Rosinksy vs. Smith Jr. fights are promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.
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