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Malignaggi vs. Cano

“The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”: Morales vs. Garcia; Quillin vs. N’Dam; Malignaggi vs. Cano

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special tribute to Erik “El Terrible” Morales tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

On tonight’s broadcast, we will be dissecting this weekend’s big action, including Garcia/Morales, Malignaggi/Cano, Quillin/N’Dam, Alexander/Bailey, and much more.

During the 2nd half hour, “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature elite level trainer Ronnie Shields. The expert boxing proponent will give us his take on this week’s fight action and boxing related news. Mr. Shields will also discuss future events on the upcoming boxing calendar.

Throughout the final half hour of the program, expert fight strategist James Gogue will break down proposed match-ups between Peter Quillin and the top fighters at 160 pounds. The master strategist will analyze keys to victory for all fighters discussed. Mr. Gogue will also examine future pairings for Danny “Swift” Garcia in the ultra competitive Junior Welterweight division. Continue reading

Paulie Malignaggi wins split decision over Pablo Cesar Cano

By Joseph Herron – In what was supposed to be his first title defense at the newly erected Barclays Center in front of his hometown fans of Brooklyn, New York, current WBA Welterweight Champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs) was forced to settle for a twelve round grudge match due to his opponent’s failure to meet the 147 pound weight requirement.

Former Lightweight pugilist Pablo Cesar Cano (25-2-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico weighed in at 147.75 at the official weigh in on Friday afternoon and lost his opportunity to challenge for the WBA title.

Despite missing out on the chance to become a Welterweight champion, the young 23 year old fighter made a very solid showing for himself against the much more experienced two division world champion.

Although Cano eventually lost a uniquely scored split decision to the Brooklyn born fighter, the tough Mexican body puncher gave Paulie everything he could handle, flooring the WBA Champ with a sharp right hand in the eleventh round of action.

But to begin the contest, the fight was all Malignaggi. Continue reading

Garcia vs. Morales, Bailey vs. Alexander, Quillin vs. N’Dam & Malignaggi vs. Cano on BoxNation on Saturday

After a 61 year drought, world championship boxing makes a sensational return to the New York borough of Brooklyn tomorrow evening with a quadruple title show at the spanking new Brooklyn Centre (home to the Brooklyn Nets NBA franchise).

Watch the action live and exclusive in the UK on the Home of TV Boxing BoxNation (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546) from 1a.m on Sunday morning. Join at Continue reading

Garcia, Morales, Malignaggi, Cano, Quillin, N’Dam, Alexander, Bailey final press conference quotes

Danny Garcia, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion:

“Saturday night, at Barclays [Center], will keep these belts here on the East Coast. See you Saturday night.

“I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to be here and showcase my skills on this level. I want to thank my dad, my family who helped me get through camp.

“I had about a 10-week camp, a hard, strong camp. Got my rounds in sparring and miles in running. Did my conditioning. I put in the hard work.

“I sacrificed all the things I love to do just to perform and give the fans at the Barclays Center a great fight. Continue reading

Garcia, Morales, Quillin, Malignaggi, Jacobs final workout quotes

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2012) – Just three days before they step into the ring as part of world championship boxing’s historic return to Brooklyn, Saturday’s fighters worked out in a ring erected in Barclays Center Daily News Plaza, in front of the arena that will host Saturday’s world championship quadruple-header, live on SHOWTIME (8 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Fans cheered for the fighters who will take part in the first world championship event in Brooklyn in over 80 years and the kickoff boxing event at the brand new Barclays Center. Continue reading

News: Garcia, Morales, N’Dam, Alexander, Cano, Quillin on Saturday; Jean vs. Cano on 10/26

Six of the eight featured fighters who will compete in Saturday’s highly anticipated, historic boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., participated in a media workout Tuesday at the Crunch Gym Lafayette in New York City.

The six – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, former World Champion and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales, WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Hassan N’Dam, unbeaten number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and former Two-Time World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” – will participate in the four world title fights televised live on SHOWTIME®.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at,, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000. Doors open at Barclays Center at 4:30 p.m. The first live fight is at 5:00 p.m. Continue reading

Malignaggi vs. Cano, N’Dam vs. Quillin conference call quotes

Kelly Swanson

Okay, thanks so much, everybody, for joining us. And again, here we are in our second back-to-back international media conference call for October 20th world title fight extravaganza, the inaugural night of boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and it will be televised live on Showtime. So we’re going to do similar to what we did yesterday, joining us now is Hassan N’Dam, the WBO Middleweight World Champion; and Peter Quillin, the number one rated WBO Middleweight contender, and then after they’re done we will be joined by Paulie Malignaggi and Pablo Ceasar Cano. And I’m going to turn the call over now to Robert Diaz, who will make the formal comments before we open it up to the fighters. Robert?

Robert Diaz

Thank you very much, Kelly, and thanks to everybody for being on this call. To the four fighters, I thank you for taking the time. October 20th, Brooklyn, after 80 years since their last world title fight it’s back at the Barclays, a brand new stadium. Continue reading

Brooklyn’s Boxing Champions: Rich Boxing Tradition To Be Revived on Oct 20

BROOKLYN, NY (October 10). When world championship boxing returns to Brooklyn, New York for the first time since 1931 at the brand new Barclays Center on Saturday, October 20, it will do so with one of its own. Reigning WBA World Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, fresh off of a masterful championship capturing upset of undefeated Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko in Senchenko’s hometown of Donetsk, will attempt to defend his title for the first time in his home borough against rugged Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano.

Malignaggi, sure to be the hometown favorite, is part of a long legacy in the squared circle. Brooklyn has been the birthplace of some of the biggest and most storied names in the history of boxing. As Malignaggi prepares for Cano, a reflection on the shadows hovering over his homecoming reminds us just how much glory there is in the Brooklyn boxing tradition. No shadow extends farther than that of Brooklyn’s most famous fistic son.

Kid Dynamite . . . Iron Mike . . . .Tyson. Continue reading

Malignaggi vs. Cano: Paulie looking to beat Cano impressively on October 20th

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2012) – Two of Brooklyn’s finest, boxers Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and Danny “The Golden Child” Jacobs, participated in a media workout on Tuesday at the legendary Gleason’s Gym as they continue to prepare for their important and historic fights on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the first-ever boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In one of four world championship fights televised live on SHOWTIME®, the popular Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KO’s) will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight world championship against Pablo Cesar Cano (26-1-1, 20 KO’s) of Tianepantia, Mexico while former world title challenger Jacobs (22-1, 19 KO’s) meets Josh Luteran (13-1, 9 KO’s) of Blue Springs, Mo., in a middleweight match on SHOWTIME EXTREME.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at,, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000.

Here’s what Malignaggi and Jacobs had to say on Tuesday: Continue reading

Garcia-Morales, Malignaggi-Cano quotes

BROOKLYN, New York (Aug. 30, 2012) – A star-studded cast was in attendance on Thursday at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge to announce – for the first time in more than 80 years – the return of World Championship Boxing to Brooklyn, New York.

Barclays Center will host a World Championship Tripleheader on Saturday, Oct. 20, featuring some of boxing’s most talented stars and an undercard complete with New York’s top boxers. The blockbuster event, which is the boxing debut at the state-of-the-art Barclays Center, will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast).

The last world championship boxing event in Brooklyn was Aug. 5, 1931, when defending Light Heavyweight World Champion Maxie Rosenbloom outpointed Jimmy Slattery over 15 rounds at Ebbets Field. Continue reading