The WBA have sanctioned the upcoming bout between Danny Jacobs and Maciej Sulecki at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 28th as a final eliminator for the WBA World Middleweight title.
For the winner of Jacobs vs Sulecki, the spoils of war include becoming the mandatory challenger for the winner of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG Golovkin’s clash on May 5th.
Brooklyn native, Jacobs, will return to the Barclay’s Center for the first time in nearly two years, when he faces Sulecki, having last competed there when the stopped Sergio Mora in September 2016.
With a shot at the WBA crown in reaching distance, Jacobs is keen to make the most of this chance and is confident he will emerge victorious on April 28th.
“I’m grateful for the WBA for this opportunity, and it gives me even more motivation going into April 28,” said Jacobs. “I feel that I beat GGG in the first fight and everyone knows my plan has always been to fight the winner of the rematch – now is there is no hiding place.”
“This is great news for Jacobs and Sulecki, and it’s such a huge opportunity,” said Hearn. “When we signed Danny, the aim was always to fight the winner of Canelo v GGG, but sometimes in boxing, politics will work against you.
“Sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands, and now we know that victory on April 28 will lead us to the promised land. Danny Jacobs is the best Middleweight in the world, and now he can go and prove it.”