Yesterday Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn kicked-off the promotion for his second show in the U.S. by hosting the opening press conference for an April 28th card headlined by middleweights Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki. Also appearing on the card will be heavyweight Jarrell Miller taking on Johann Duhaupas as well as Katie Taylor facing Victoria Bustos.
After imploring boxing fans to just watch Katie Taylor fight to see how good she actually is, Hearn began speaking on his heavyweight fight on the undercard:
“On this card we have a fight that’s instrumental to the heavyweight world championship division. I think one of the best fights outside the championship fights right now: Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller against Johann Duhaupas in a fight that I believe could lead the winner to a shot at Anthony Joshua.”
Then Hearn switched gears to the card’s main event.
“The main event I think is a crackin’ fight. We saw Danny Jacobs take on Luis Arias on November 11th...We saw an elite fighter against a world class fighter. Now I believe he faces an elite fight in Sulecki, 26-0, already some big wins, #1 with the WBC, #4 with the WBO, already a huge knockout victory against Hugo Centeno Jr...and this is the kind of test that I think Danny Jacobs needs...
“And I want to make one thing clear: Daniel Jacobs, in my opinion, beat Gennady Golovkin when they fought. Gennady Golovkin beat Canelo when they fought. In my mind that makes Daniel Jacobs the best middleweight on the planet. And now we gotta set up and prove it against Sulecki on April 28th.”
Check out the full press conference above!