On Saturday, live from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, Daniel Jacobs makes his return into the ring when he faces off against Maciej Sulecki in a 12-round affair.
Jacobs, a fan favorite, will look to continue to make a case for best Middleweight in the division, while Sulecki attempts to secure the most impressive win of his career.
Also on the card is Heavyweight, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller. Miller has voiced his opinions on the outlook of the Heavyweight division and sees himself as the biggest threats to the champions.
Read on to see Round By Round Boxing‘s staff predictions for Danny Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki and catch the fight live on HBO starting at 10:00 pm, EST.
Round By Round Boxing Staff Predictions - 2018
|Name||Win||Loss||Total Fights||Win Percentage|
|Brandon Glass||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
|Eric Ramos||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
|Milo Taibi||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
|Robert Contreras||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
|Shelbi Keyes||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
|Vince Minnick||0||0||0||!ERROR! division by zero|
Ty Paul, Staff Writer
I’ll be honest, Danny Jacobs needs to look good on Saturday night, and likely needs a knockout of Maciej Sulecki. You don’t want to follow up the best performance of your career with back-to-back duds.
Sulecki, although being a nice fighter, an undefeated one at that, is a Junior Middleweight who lacks power.
His promoter deserves a raise for landing this fight. I think Jacobs comes out strong and stops Sulecki in the mid rounds. But, it’s time for Eddie Hearn and Jacobs to step up after this fight and get Jacobs in there with a top contending Middleweight.
Michael Burnell, Staff Writer
Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs will enjoy a hometown reception this Saturday when he takes on undefeated Polish fighter, Maciej Sulecki at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
While Sulecki is three years younger and two inches taller, it is Jacobs who holds a generous five-inch advantage in reach.
Both fighters are orthodox which should minimize the chances of a sloppy fight and accidental clashes of heads.
The major difference and the one that will decide the outcome of this fight is quality of opposition.
Jacobs has tangled with recognizable names such as Sergio Mora, Caleb Truax, Peter Quillin and Gennady Golovkin, while Sulecki has faced fairly nondescript competition to this point.
Expect Sulecki to have a decent first round before the wheels fall off from the second stanza forward. Jacobs will present him with problems to which he has no answers and the referee will mercifully call a halt to the matter in Round 5.
R.L. Woods, Staff Writer
Out of Maciej Sulecki’s 10 career knockouts, seven of them have come in his last 10 fights. Some recognizable names in that group are Darryl Cunningham, Derrick Findley and Hugo Centeno Jr.–all happened in the U.S. in the middle of a streak of seven-consecutive stoppages.
Daniel Jacobs enjoyed a streak or two, of wins inside the distance as he built his impressive 83 percent KO ratio over his 35 fights.
I won’t waste your time, Jacobs is fighting in front of his hometown fans at Barclays Center, we all know he’s from Brownsville–he never ran and never will. Jacobs needs an impressive win as we’d expect him to look for a true marquee matchup in his next outing.
Saul Alvarez’s failed doping test and subsequent 6-month suspension likely derailed any shot of Jacobs being able to run it back with Gennady Golovkin in the third quarter of 2018. Consequently, the Miracle Man will use his athleticism, experience under the bright lights, and power to overwhelm Sulecki until he closes the show in the sixth round.
An explosive win that matches the shock and awe of Jermall Charlo’s second-round destruction of Hugo Centeno Jr. April 20 at Barclays creates a volatile Middleweight pairing for fight fans.
Or, if he wants to secure a title (for unification purposes), a great outing helps with any favorable negotiations Eddie Hearn might hope to engage in for a fight with WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.
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Joshua Diaz, Staff Writer
Daniel Jacobs should prove he is an elite Middleweight in this fight. Jacobs will be able to outbox Maciej Sulecki, as well as hurt Sulecki with his power shots.
Jacobs stops Sulecki before the eighth round in a dominant fashion on his path to a Gennady Golovkin rematch or Jermall Charlo showdown.
Peter Nieves, Senior Writer
I’ll be honest, I’m a Daniel Jacobs fan through and through. I’d like to see Jacobs be particularly exceptional in this fight with Maciej Sulecki.
Sulecki still hasn’t had a marquee opponent and experience could prove big in this fight. We all know the Jacobs story and how tough the guy is. I think Sulecki is in for a rough night culminating with his back on the canvas. I like Jacobs via KO.
Alex Burgos, Editor-in-Chief
I think this is Daniel Jacobs’ second consecutive opportunity to showcase himself against a lesser opponent. The build up to the Luis Arias fight was great and garnered a lot of attention, but the fight itself was pretty lackluster.
The buildup to this fight has been quiet, but hopefully the cordial attitudes don’t make their way into the ring.
I’m taking Jacobs by late-rounds stoppage because “The Miracle Man” needs to put an explanation point on his victory in order to stake his claim as one of the best 160 pounders.
There is only so much you can gain from a close loss to Gennady Golovkin before people start asking who you’ve beat lately. Jermall Charlo showed that blasting an opponent early on really gets people excited and talking about how good you are–even if it is against a lesser opponent.
Jacobs can’t waltz to a 12-round unanimous decision in Brooklyn–he was to wow us like he did against Peter Quillin.
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