For the first time in more than 80 years, World Championship Boxing returns to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center with the rematch between Érik Morales vs. Danny García. This fight, marks the return of Érik Morales who hasn’t stepped into the ring after losing the WBC Light Welterweight belt in March via unanimous decision to Danny García. Since capturing the belt, Garcia has since went on to embarrass Amir Khan in a knockout victory over the summer in July to keep his undefeated streak alive.
Tonight, Danny defends the WBC, WBA (Super) & The Ring Light Welterweight titles. As both fighters are known for their aggressive Orthodox style of fighting in the ring, the veteran Érik Morales will look to give to Swift Garcia his first loss in his career with hopefully a victory tonight.
Also on the card will be the hometown native of Brooklyn, Paulie Malignaggi as he defends his WBA Welterweight title Pablo César Cano who’s only lost one time. This fight could go the distance as I would expect to win via UD after the 12th rd. In a tale of the two undefeated’s, Oscar de la Hoya’s “Golden Boy” Peter Quillin challenges Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam for the WBO Middleweight Title.
Quillin who last defeated the past-primed Winky Wright, is the favorite in this one with heavy odds having the home field advantage as the fight expected by many can only end in two ways; TKO or decision victory. Devon Alexander who was originally scheduled to face Randall Bailey for IBF Welterweight Title, but had his title shot postponed as Bailey withdrew due to an injury. The fights is replaced Olusegun Ajose and Lucas Matthysse moving from the under-card
Be sure to tune in tonight as this fight emanates live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Watch Live On Showtime at 8:00pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Check the jump for a special video preview along with the complete match card listings.
Watch Live On Showtime at 8:00pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)
Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales | WBC, WBA Super & The Ring Light Welterweight Titles
Paulie Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar | WBA Welterweight Title
Peter Quillin vs. Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam | WBO Middleweight Title
Olusegun Ajose vs. Lucas Matthysse
Watch Live On Showtime Extreme at 7:00pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)
Daniel Jacobs vs. Josh Luteran
Dmitriy Salita vs. Brandon Hoskins
Luis Collazo vs. Steve Upsher
Boyd Melson vs. Jason Thompson
Eddie Gomez vs. Saul Benitez