The official press conference for Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias on Nov. 11 was announced today, which will be Matchroom Boxing's first US event. The HBO card will also feature Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach. Here are some quotes from the presser.
“I'm excited to debut at the Coliseum on November 11 live and exclusive on HBO,” said Jacobs. “We wanted a real fight for the fans and have picked a young hungry lion in Luis Arias. I'm looking to make a real statement on Nov 11 and prove I am number one in this division. Don't miss it!”
“I want to thank Roc Nation Sports, Matchroom Boxing and HBO for making this fight happen,” Arias said. “I’ve been hungry for a fight of this magnitude and I’m going to shock the world. Danny is a talented fighter, but I thrive in the limelight and look forward to showing the boxing world that I’m a force to be reckoned with on Nov. 11. Confidence has always been the key to my success and I know this fight will take my career to the next level.”
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing
“I'm delighted to announce the return of the 'Miracle Man' Daniel Jacobs on November 11 at the Coliseum against the dangerous and unbeaten Luis Arias,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “We believe that Danny is the number one Middleweight in the world and the aim is to collect every belt in the division.
“Also on the card is one of the brightest and loudest Heavyweight stars as Brooklyn's Jarrell Miller in the fight of his career so far against the highly ranked Mariusz Wach. Fans can expect an electric night of boxing with a deep card featuring some of the biggest talents from both sides of the Atlantic.”
Peter Nelson, HBO
“Inspiring and electric in the ring, Daniel Jacobs is a true ambassador for boxing,” says Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “Daniel is a force to be reckoned with in the stacked middleweight division. We look forward to watching his exceptionally bright future unfold as part of the HBO family.”
Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday, October 5, at 10am ET, and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.