NEW YORK - Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and undercard fighters held a final press conference Thursday at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill in Times Square as they near their Saturday, August 1 showdowns at Barclays Center.
The event is headlined by undefeated star Danny "Swift" Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) as he makes his 147-pound debut against two-time world champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs). Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. as middleweight world champion Daniel "The Miracle Man" Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) defends in his hometown against former world champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs).
"This is another great opportunity to showcase my skills. I'm on a good knockout streak and I feel confident about this fight.
"Sergio Mora is a Rubik's cube, you have to figure him out. He's crafty and I have the utmost respect for him. I'm 100 percent confident in my ability to go out there and put on a good show
"I hear Sergio is coming here to knock me out and if that's the case this is going to be a real exciting fight. I look forward to it because I'm coming forward and if two guys are doing that it's going to be a great fight.
"I'm excited to give these Brooklyn fans a great fight. I love being at home and seeing all of the familiar faces I've seen since the amateur days."