Sat, Apr 28 | Atlantic Av-Barclays Center

HBO Boxing

Former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO) He expects that the fight against Maciej Sulęckim (26-0, 10 KO) proves to him an interesting challenge.
Jacobs vs Sulecki
HBO Boxing

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2018, 10:00 PM – Apr 29, 2018, 2:00 AM
Atlantic Av-Barclays Center, Atlantic Ave & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

About The Event

ESPN is reporting that a deal is close for the 28-year-old Poland born Sulecki to face Jacobs on April 28th at middleweight rather than his normal weight class at 154.

This could be a mistake on Jacobs’ promoter Eddie Hearn’s part in putting him in with Sulecki. Jacobs has a chin problem, as we’ve seen in the past with his knockout loss to Dmitry Pirog, and he doesn’t do well against pressure fighters. Sulecki would have a real chance of beating Jacobs and ruining Hearn’s dreams of him fighting the winner of the May 5th rematch between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. It wouldn’t be surprised if Sulecki knocks Jacobs out. Jacobs doesn’t take a punch very well, and he folds mentally when he has to deal with pressure.

Andy Lee and Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan were both in the running for the April 28th fight against Jacobs.

The 6’1” Sulecki has fought most of his career a middleweight until recently.

Sulecki moved down to the 154 lb. division in 2017 and defeated these 3 fighters:

• Michi Munoz (26-6)

• Damian Ezequiel Bonelli (23-1)

• Jack Culcay (22-2)

Those 3 wins earned Sulecki a #1 ranking at 154 with the World Boxing Council. By choosing to fight Jacobs on April 28, Sulecki could potentially lose his #1 spot with the WBC at junior middleweight. It depends on how the WBC reacts to the outcome of the Jacobs vs. Sulecki fight. For Sulecki to give up on a potential title shot against WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo, it has to be a good offer given to him by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport for a fight against Jacobs.

Jacobs vs Sulecki

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