(October 16th) Undefeated New York City police officer Dimash "Lightning" Niyazov (12-0, 5 KOs) born in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, now residing in Staten Island, NY, will fight in a six-round lightweight bout on the non-televised portion of the Jacobs vs. Arias fight card on Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
"I haven't fought in NY in a long time," (August 28, 2015 to be exact) said Dimash. "My most recent fights were out of state and last one overseas. I can't wait to see all my fans at home. They all have been waiting for me to fight here. It's time I bring the shine back home, to my friends and fans.
Dimash, as well as Jarrell Miller, is promoted by Dmitriy Salita's Salita Promotions. The Ukrainian born Salita is a former world title challenger and resides in Brooklyn. Dimash became a member New York City's finest three years ago and is based in Brooklyn.
"Dimash is a talented fighter who exemplifies the American dream, which he is living out right now in New York City," said Salita. "He is an exciting, popular fighter that brings excitement to every one of his matches."
Dimash was introduced to boxing at 4 years old in native Kazakhstan. At age 5 he began to dedicate his time to gymnastics until at 13, when his family moved to the USA, his father began to train him in boxing once again. "Ever since then I have been in the hurt business," said Dimash with a smile.
As an amateur, Niyazov had 30 wins against only 3 losses. He won the NY Empire State Games and NY Metros. He also traveled with the Kazakhstan team to China prior to the Beijing Olympics. "I trained in Beijing for two months," said Dimash about that incredible opportunity. "And that helped me win the NY Metros."
Currently, Dimash trains in Brooklyn at the Fight Factory Gym with his father who is his main coach and Akmal Zakirov, his second coach. He trains a couple of hours every day. "I'm excited to fight on the Jacobs card," said Dimash. "I've known Danny since I was a teen when we trained in Coney Island houses. He came a long way and I'm proud of him. He gave my countryman GGG (Gennady Golovkin) a tough fight."
Brooklyn's Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) will face undefeated Wisconsin-Based Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs) in a twelve-round middleweight clash on his Matchroom Boxing debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Saturday, November 11. In the twelve-round co-feature, in a battle of top ten heavyweights, Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller takes on Mariusz Wach. Opening the telecast will besuper lightweight knockout artists Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin and Roberto "Massa" Ortiz in a 10-round bout The tripleheader 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.
Tickets for the live event, starting at $35, are on sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Coliseum.
(Octrober 3rd) Quotes from Matchroom Boxing's official press conference for the Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias November 11th card at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum. Matchroom Boxing's first US event to be broadcast LIVE on HBO card will also feature heavyweights Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach.
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing
“I'm delighted to announce the return of the 'Miracle Man' Daniel Jacobs on November 11th at the Coliseum against the dangerous and unbeaten Luis Arias,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “We believe that Danny is the number one Middleweight in the world and the aim is to collect every belt in the division.
“I'm excited to debut at the Coliseum on November 11th live and exclusive on HBO,” said Jacobs. “We wanted a real fight for the fans and have picked a young hungry lion in Luis Arias. I'm looking to make a real statement on November 11th and prove I am number one in this division. Don't miss it!”
“I want to thank Roc Nation Sports, Matchroom Boxing and HBO for making this fight happen,” Arias said. “I’ve been hungry for a fight of this magnitude and I’m going to shock the world. Danny is a talented fighter, but I thrive in the limelight and look forward to showing the boxing world that I’m a force to be reckoned with on November 11th. Confidence has always been the key to my success and I know this fight will take my career to the next level.”
“Also on the card is one of the brightest and loudest Heavyweight stars as Brooklyn's Jarrell Miller in the fight of his career so far against the highly ranked Mariusz Wach. Fans can expect an electric night of boxing with a deep card featuring some of the biggest talents from both sides of the Atlantic.”
(October 2nd ) Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing delighted to announce their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US.
The former Middleweight World ruler will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his World champion status.
Jacobs’ last outing was against fearsome Kazakh king Gennady Golovkin in March at Madison Square Garden in New York where ‘GGG’ edged the Brooklyn star out on points, and 30 year old Jacobs wants to get back into fights with the likes Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as he kicks-off an exciting new chapter in his career with Hearn and Matchroom.
“I’m truly excited to be joining Matchroom Boxing and HBO,” said Jacobs. “This is a new beginning for my career and I get a chance to showcase my skills to the world. I can’t wait to return to the ring in November, being active and recapturing the World middleweight title.”
“It’s an honour to welcome Daniel Jacobs to the Matchroom Boxing team and to join forces with HBO boxing to showcase his fights,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “I believe Daniel has proved himself as the top Middleweight in World boxing and has one of the most inspirational stories you will ever see in the sport which must be told. We plan on keeping Danny nice and busy kicking off in November, then back in the spring with the obvious target of the Canelo vs GGG winner.
“This signing marks the first of many in the US market as we look forward to building on our success in the UK, raising fighters’ activities levels and profiles and providing fans with atmosphere and drama from this great sport.”
“Inspiring and electric in the ring, Daniel Jacobs is a true ambassador for boxing,” says Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “Daniel is a force to be reckoned with in the stacked Middleweight division. We look forward to watching to his exceptionally bright future unfold as part of the HBO family.”