LONDON (5 November) – BoxNation will air yet another of the middleweight division’s most intriguing clashes exclusively live when WBA champion Daniel Jacobs puts his world title on the line against the undefeated Peter Quillin on December 5th.
The race to prove who is the undisputed number one in the 160-pound division is set to become a lot clearer by the end of the year, with BoxNation to show every significant matchup exclusively live on ‘The Channel of Champions’.
After having screened knockout king Gennady Golovkin’s demolition job over the brave David Lemieux last month, BoxNation has even more treats in store for fight fans with Miguel Cotto’s WBC clash with Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez live on November 21st and WBO champion Andy Lee’s blockbuster matchup with Billy Joe Saunders on December 19th.
Those two battles will play their part in giving some transparency to the middleweight division, with the inspirational Jacobs and former WBO champion Quillin’s meeting at the Barclays Center in New York clearing the picture up further as we go into 2016.
28-year-old Jacobs, who has only lost once in 31 fights, with a highly impressive 27 knockouts along the way, battled his way back from bone cancer to claim his world title stopping Jarrod Fletcher in the fifth round last August.
The New York native has successfully defended his belt two times since, but against the 32-year-old Quillin he faces a former world champion who is unbeaten in 33 matchups and is aware he will have to be at his best as they battle in Brooklyn.
“There is no doubt this is going to be one of the biggest fights Brooklyn has ever seen,” said Jacobs. “Peter and I go back a long time, but this is business. I’m the champion and he’s the challenger. I’m going to do everything I can to win on December 5th and show the world that I’m the best Brooklyn has to offer.”
“This fight means everything to me. It’s two guys for the battle of Brooklyn,” said Quillin. “We are both going to have great support in the building and this fight will really inspire people. In New York City you never get to see two guys at this level of boxing square off against one another. It means a lot and I’m very excited about this fight.”
With Golovkin having emerged victorious from his fight the next three middleweight matchups, exclusively live on BoxNation, represent a mouth-watering round robin to see who can rightly call themselves the very best at the weight.
Jim McMunn, Managing Director at BoxNation, said: “It is a really exciting time in the middleweight division and we are delighted to be able to bring boxing fans all the action exclusively live on the channel. BoxNation subscribers won’t miss a moment as we deliver the biggest and best matchups to close the year. The Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin clash is a welcome addition to a bustling, value-for-money, BoxNation schedule which will have fans on the edge of their seats.”
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