In his first fight since a close loss to Gennady Golovkin in March, Brooklyn native Daniel Jacobs headlines an HBO card on Saturday night when he faces off against an undefeated Luis Arias at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
The main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on HBO. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch HBO online, on your phone or on another streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial, so you can watch tonight’s fight at no cost:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch live HBO and all of HBO’s on-demand content through Amazon Channels. The HBO channel costs $14.99 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app
DirecTV Now: HBO is a $5 per month add-on that can be added to any of DirecTV Now’s four channel packages, which range from $35 to $70 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: HBO is a $15 per month add-on that can be added to either of Sling TV’s base packages, which costs $20 or $25 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
Lightweight: Dimash Niyazov vs Agustine Mauras
Welterweight: Conor Benn vs Brandon Sanudo
Welterweight: Tommy Rainone vs George Sosa
Welterweight: Shohjahon Ergashev vs Marquis Hawthorne
Super Bantamweight: Jesse Angel Hernandez vs Glenn Dezurn
Welterweight: Cletus Seldin vs Roberto Ortiz
Heavyweight: Jarrell Miller vs Mariusz Wach
Middleweight: Daniel Jacobs vs Luis Arias
The last time we saw Daniel Jacobs, he was going toe-to-toe with one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters in Gennady Golovkin, ultimately losing via unanimous decision in what was a close fight.
“I didn’t score their fight, but I really wouldn’t have gone against it, if he actually beat Triple G,” former super middleweight champion Carl Froch said. “[Jacobs] is awkward, has decent skills and is rangy. He was the first to really cause Golovkin problems, which is something he should build on.”
Though he’s no longer a world champion, Jacobs remains very much in the title mix. The fact he’s headlining an HBO card is indicative of where he stands right now, and a dominant performance on Saturday night could score him another superfight, although a likely rematch between Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez somewhat complicates things.
Luis Arias, though, has plans of spoiling the party. Though the undefeated American has yet to face anyone close to Jacobs’ stature, he’s still confident heading into this fight.
“I know a lot about Daniel Jacobs. I know how he fights. … I do think he’s overrated,” said Arias. “I just like Danny Jacobs, he has a lot of things in his story but I’m a lot better. I think he’s a little overrated and I feel he hasn’t completely cemented his name in the game yet.”