LOS ANGELES, October 11 – World championship boxing returns to Brooklyn on Saturday, October 20 with a star-studded event featuring four world championship fights at the brand new Barclays Center headlined by the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between titleholder Danny “Swift” Garcia and the legendary Erik “El Terrible” Morales. Before these two warriors meet on the 20th, FOX Deportes will give them the “Classics” treatment on Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and again on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
In the “Classics” main event, we revisit April 9, 2011 when Garcia made a splash on the international fight scene as he defeated former World Champion Nate Campbell to move from prospect to contender. Plus, we travel back to September 17, 2011 to see that Morales doesn’t let a late switch in opponents keep him from victory, when he handed rising Mexican star Pablo Cesar Cano his first defeat in capturing a world title in a fourth weight division, becoming the first Mexican fighter to accomplish the feat.
When Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia took on former World Champion Nate Campbell at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 9, 2011, it was an opportunity for “Swift” to take the next step in his career and prove that he could hang with the elite. He did both, winning a clear-cut 10 round unanimous decision over Campbell and just two fights later, Garcia was a world champion.
The man Garcia defeated for the belt in that fight in March of 2012 was future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, but just before that fight on September 17, 2011, “El Terrible” showed that he was as dangerous now as he was back when he was tearing up the lighter weight classes, when he defeated unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano. Cano stepped in as a late replacement for Lucas Matthysse and 10 exciting rounds later, Morales stopped Cano at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
World championship boxing returns to Brooklyn with an inaugural night of fights at the new Barclays Center on October 20 headlined by Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia against future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales presented by Golden Boy Promotions and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsors Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi puts his WBA Welterweight World Championship on the line against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin of Manhattan takes on unbeaten Hassan N’Dam and Devon Alexander “The Great” faces Randall Bailey for Bailey’s IBF Welterweight World Championship in a bout presented in association with DiBella Entertainment. The SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
The undercard is loaded with many of New York’s top fighters, including Brooklyn’s hot middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, former World Champion Luis Collazo, the Bronx’s rising star Eddie Gomez, former world title contender Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita and Brooklyn prospect Boyd Melson.
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