Fighters competing on the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia undercard this Saturday, July 29 at Barclays Center held an open-to-the-public media workout Wednesday at Modell's Sporting Goods in Brooklyn before they enter the ring this weekend.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast is headlined by a showdown between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia. Participating in Wednesday's workout and kicking off televised action at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT are unbeaten former champion Jermall Charlo and top contender Jorge Sebastian Heiland, who meet in a middleweight world title eliminator.
Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, start at $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Also in attendance Wednesday and competing in "SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Prelims" on Saturday are heavyweight contenders Gerald Washington and Jarrell Miller, plus Irish sensation Katie Taylor. These two fights will stream live on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT.
Rounding out the group of fighters participating in the workout Wednesday and competing in undercard action Saturday night are unbeaten prospects Noel Murphy from Ireland, 2016 Haitian Olympian Richardson Hitchins and heavyweight George Arias.
Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday:
"I can't wait to get in the ring in my hometown. There's going to be great energy and great excitement on Saturday. I'm in killer mode right now but inside I'm jumping for joy.
"Gerald Washington is a good opponent for me coming back from a layoff. Most people wouldn't go right into a fight so challenging. I'm warrior-built. I've been doing this for a long time.
"My main thing is to go in there and knock him out. However the knockout comes, it comes. This is boxing so anything can happen in there. Deontay Wilder is different than me. I'm going to show that on Saturday.
"I hope that I can get a fight with Deontay Wilder after this one. If he'll come to New York, then even better. I think my progression is ahead of where he was. We're going to keep fighting, getting knockouts and eventually a world title fight.
"I had a great training camp. We put in all the work and pushed ourselves. I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. We're ready to rock.
"I did a training camp with Wladimir Klitschko, which was amazing. I learned so much from watching him train. The focus that he has and the dedication that he shows is inspiring. It was a great experience to be there and soak it all up.
"I'm just looking to keep focused on Saturday. I'm going to fight hard from bell to bell to get the win.
"Miller is a big tough guy. We expect that from him. We're in his backyard so I know he's going to come in 100 percent. We're here to handle business. All I'm thinking about is Jarrell Miller and taking him out."