Eddie Hearn on US venture: In six months every promoter will copy our VIP package!

Jacobs v Arias 05/10/2017

Ed Mulholland

Earlier this week in Manhattan, Matchroom Boxing officially announced their U.S. debut with Daniel Jacobs facing off against Luis Arias in a 12-round middleweight bout and Jarrell Miller taking on Mariusz Wach in a 12-round heavyweight tilt.

The event will take place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Here’s what Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn had to say about the event:

“Look at this guy (turning to Luis Arias), if you can dress like that, you can fight – there is no doubt whatsoever,” said Hearn.

“This is a young lion. This is a guy that is 19-0. We saw him on the Ward-Kovalev card it was a destruction of Magomedov and he’s coming here he is confident and this is the opportunity he has been waiting for, for a long, long time.

“We have plans for Daniel to go to the top – Canelo, Golovkin – but right now he is the only thing that should be in Danny Jacobs’ mind is this young man.

“The co-main event – what a fight in what a division – the heavyweight division – so many great young fighters and of course our charge who I believe is the biggest star in world boxing – Anthony Joshua, looking for opponents, looking for people to fight. And on the card here on November 11 you have a heavyweight match-up that I think is a mouth-watering opportunity.

“Top 10 heavyweights – Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, the star out of Brooklyn who always has plenty to say and who is already making waves in the heavyweight division and his opponent is Mariusz, the giant here over to my left. He is sensational and we had him in for sparring with Anthony Joshua for the Klitschko fight.

“Wach is No. 7 with the WBC and Top 10 with the IBF. This is a Top 10 heavyweight match-up that is very important and instrumental to the division moving forward..

“We wouldn’t be here without our partners and it is wonderful to be teaming up with HBO and Peter Nelson – he is a guy that lives and breathes the sport of boxing. He can phone me up and 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning it doesn’t matter I will pick up the call. We look forward to working together.

“Of course Brooklyn Boxing, who has been working closely with Danny Jacobs as well, and their new home the Coliseum and coming back to Brooklyn in March or April. It is an absolute honor to be promoting live boxing in America and you can really enjoy what we are going to bring. It is going to be fresh, exciting, tickets are on sale Thursday priced from $30 up to $350 for our VIP package.

“Trust me, in about 6 months time every promoter in the business over here will be trying to copy our VIP package – you are going to enjoy it a lot.”