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Photos: Garcia, Malignaggi Go Face To Face at Barclays

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).

LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment

"I've known Paulie Malignaggi since he was a teenager and won the nationals in a big surprise to people. He turned pro on one of my shows and one thing I know about him, it's that he's not going to back down from a challenge and he's going to give it 110 percent on Saturday.

"Danny Garcia has been a dominant force in the 140-pound division. He's won fights by stunning knockout and he's won by decisions. He always finds a way to win. That's what he's planning to do on Saturday night.

"Sergio Mora is here to challenge for another world championship. He comes in on a good streak of impressive wins. He's always been known as a boxer and he's been in the ring with the best fighters in the world.

"Daniel Jacobs is one of the best guys in boxing. His story of perseverance is one that has been told many times. He's a young, strong champion looking to show that he's got what it takes in the ring as well as outside of it.

"This is a fantastic card featuring four great fighters from Brooklyn on the undercard. We're going to open the doors and immediately start with these great fights.

"This will be Heather Hardy's fourth fight at Barclays Center and she will be joined on the undercard by Polish heavyweight from Brooklyn Adam Kownacki, who is looking to make some noise in the division.

"Rafael Vasquez has a truly inspirational story. He uses boxing to draw attention to the cause of autism and his wife who is battling courageously against cancer, and winning. I really want to see him get a world title shot, because his life has been a battle that he takes on with courage every day.

"We also have a terrific prospect in Prichard Colon from Puerto Rico. He's undefeated and really an exciting guy to watch in the ring."

BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Barclays Center

"It's our 14th big night of boxing in Brooklyn and we're really excited about it. It's a business we're committed to and one we want to grow. Our goal is to go monthly with big events at Barclays Center.

"With Paulie and Danny, it's a big night to have them back at Barclays Center. It is the fourth time for both and they both represent Brooklyn so well.

"I want to welcome Sergio Mora for the first time and we're excited to have you in Brooklyn.

"As we've told Danny Garcia before, this is his second home and we're happy to have you and your father back.

"We're excited to be on ESPN, because they provide an incredible platform for these fighters and the sport as a whole.

"We expect a great crowd on Saturday night and we look forward to an exciting night at Barclays Center."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by John Barron on 07-31-2015

magic man ALL DAY. send the swag f*gs packin'.

Comment by theface07 on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=St. Johns Gent;15924229]Wilder fought a bum, Canelo fought a bum, GGG fought a bum, Cotto fought a bum, Lara fought a bum, Loma fought a bum, Thurman fought a bum (love Collazo tho), Kell Brook fought a bum, Ward fought…

Comment by NormC on 07-31-2015

Pauline looks like an idiot with those headphones on...Be professional bro

Comment by JaguaresMx on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=St. Johns Gent;15925023]i think both sides have great respect for each other, there's videos of danny and paulie kickin it after the broner vs maidana fight, paulie is always talking good bout danny and angel and i think both sides…

Comment by NotPKDionysus on 07-31-2015

[QUOTE=St. Johns Gent;15924229]Wilder fought a bum, Canelo fought a bum, GGG fought a bum, Cotto fought a bum, Lara fought a bum, Loma fought a bum, Thurman fought a bum (love Collazo tho), Kell Brook fought a bum, Ward fought…

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