HBO Sports heads to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for an explosive doubleheader when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: DANIEL JACOBS VS. MACIEJ SULECKI AND JARRELL MILLER VS. JOHANN DUHAUPAS is seen SATURDAY, APRIL 28 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
The fights will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming services.
In an intriguing middleweight showdown, Brooklyn-born headliner Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) makes his 2018 ring debut against Warsaw native Maciej Sulecki (26-0, 10 KOs), who now resides in Florida, in a scheduled 12-round fight. Jacobs, 31, has held training camp again on Long Island, and has his sights on a 160-pound title shot this year. Sulecki, 28, looks to keep his perfect record intact and pull off a big upset.
The opening bout is a scheduled 12-round heavyweight tilt between Brooklyn’s Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (20-0-1, 18 KOs) and France’s Johann Duhaupas (37-4, 24 KOs). Miller, 29, aims to put on an impressive performance in his second HBO appearance and earn a title shot. With three dominant wins in 2017, the 37-year-old Duhaupas seeks to spoil Miller’s plans and leap ahead in the rankings.
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Former Middleweight World Champion and BROOKLYN BOXING Ambassador, DANIEL ‘The Miracle Man’ JACOBS and Brooklyn’s Undefeated Heavyweight Contender JARRELL ‘Big Baby’ MILLER held spirited workouts in Brooklyn on Thursday for a large crowd of local media leading up to their highly anticipated fights at ‘Straight Outta Brooklyn’, the massive international boxing event set for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Barclays Center and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In the main event on April 28, Jacobs, (33-2-0, 29 KO’s), will make his long-awaited return to Barclays Center in a 12-round clash against undefeated Polish contender MACIEJ SULECKI, (26-0-0, 10 KO’s) in a WBA Middleweight World Title Final Eliminator.
Co-featured in a 12-round heavyweight battle, Miller,(20-0-1 ,18 KO’s), faces former world title challenger JOHANN ‘The Reptile’ DUHAUPAS, (37-4-0, 24 KO’s) of Abbeville, France. The fight will be contested as an WBA Heavyweight World Title Eliminator.
Presented by Matchroom Boxing USA, advance tickets for ‘Straight Outta Brooklyn’starting at $42 may be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, BarclaysCenter.com, or calling 800-745-3000. Tickets for the event can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. For information on group sales, call 844.255.9647.
“I’m very aware of how tough Maciej Sulecki is but I do see myself being victorious. Whether it’s by knockout or decision my goal is to win.”
“I’m just staying focused on my fight and not paying too much attention to the Golovkin and Canelo situations. I know I’ll be the mandatory for the WBA if I win this fight and that’s what I’m focused on.
“I’ve watched Sulecki’s fights, he’s entertaining and with our styles the fans will see a terrific fight on April 28 at Barclays and on HBO. I’m looking forward to having someone truly bring it and bring out the best in me.”
“I have a big opportunity in front of me with Sulecki, anything after that we will talk about it then.”
“I think very highly of Sulecki, he’s one of the top guys I’ve fought, he has the heart, the drive and the will for a very competitive fight.”
“This is Brooklyn, it’s been too long since I’ve been at Barclays and I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere on April 28.”
“I want the champion, I want the belts, I want Golovkin next, if not him than Charlo. My job is too stay focused however on Sulecki.”