Danny Jacobs likely to face unbeaten Maciej Sulecki on April 28 at Barclays Centre

Danny Jacobs has had a couple of names mentioned as possible foes for his next fight, set for April 28 in New York – with Irish warrior Spike O’Sullivan being an interesting but ultimately rejected proposition. Now, according to reports via RingTV.com and ESPN.com, “The Miracle Man” is close to finalising a deal to face unbeaten Polish contender Maciej Sulecki.

Sulecki, 26-0(10) has actually fought at 154, 160 and 168 during his time in the pro ranks, and the 28 year old earned himself a shot at a junior-middleweight title recently – Sulecki chasing a shot at Jermell Charlo – making it seem just a little bit strange that he would now move up to face Jacobs in a non-title fight. Still, Jacobs-Sulecki is an interesting match-up, one that will very possibly result in a good action fight.

Sulecki has fought good names, including Hugo Centeno Junior, who he defeated in a middleweight encounter (a stoppage), and Jack Culcay (a decision win), who the Pole beat in a 154 pound elimination bout. A good amateur who compiled a reported 110-30 ledger, Sulecki went pro in June of 2010 and he has boxed mostly at home, with five of his more recent bouts taking place in the US.

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Jacobs has better overall experience of course, and the former WBA champ is on something of a roll right now. Chasing either a second go at middleweight king Gennady Golovkin or a big fight with Canelo Alvarez, Jacobs is often referred to as the second best 160 pounder in the world today. Last seen humbling a trash-talking but ultimately disappointing Luis Arias back in November of last year, Jacobs, 33-2(29) will enter as a significant favourite over Sulecki.

Arias failed to make a bigger name for himself at the expense of Jacobs, let’s see if Sulecki can go one better and actually fight aggressively and with a genuine will to win. Reportedly set to feature on the HBO televised card are unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller and Irish sensation Katie Taylor, both against TBA.

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