BROOKLYN (August 22, 2012) – Big-time boxing returns to Brooklyn after more than a 50-year hiatus on Saturday, October 20, when Golden Boy Promotions presents the first boxing event at the new Barclays Center. Televised live on SHOWTIME, the night will feature a star-studded boxing card including two world championship fights and a host of New York’s top talents.
The main event will feature unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia defending his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, World Boxing Council (WBC) & Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Championships against the man he defeated to win the WBC belt, legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales. In the co-featured bout, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi risks his WBA Welterweight World Championship against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano.
Tickets start at $50 and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or at 800-745-3000.
Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. Fans are encouraged to visit www.barclayscenter.com and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook (facebook.com/BarclaysCenter) for the latest updates and special pre-sale offers.
Barclays Center and Golden Boy Promotions previously announced a multi-year deal in which they will hold at least 12 events annually at Barclays Center. It has been more than a half century since Brooklyn was a significant hub of the sport of boxing.
The explosive night of boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Box Latino and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsors Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 9:00 p.m. ET. Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
All participants, along with Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark and SHOWTIME Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Espinoza will participate in a press conference scheduled for Thursday, August 30 at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, the official hotel of Barclays Center, in downtown Brooklyn to officially announce these fights and others. More details will be announced soon regarding the press conference.