Several fighters featured on the upcoming Golden Boy Live! fight card taking place at Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield Theater live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes worked out and addressed the media yesterday at Gleason’s Gym ahead of their respective fights this Monday, Sept. 30.
Additionally, it was announced today that four of boxing’s brightest stars will be on hand for Fan Appreciation Night at Barclays Center as part of thefinal event celebrating Barclays Center’s one-year anniversary. Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, Rising Middleweight Star Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Former Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo and Undefeated Welterweight Eddie Gomez will sign autographs for fans from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET prior to the start of the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes live telecast.
Below please find quotes from Thursday’s media workout:
SADAM ALI, Undefeated Welterweight & 2008 U.S. Olympian
“I’m very excited for this fight, I’ve been in the gym, ready for the big spotlight.
“I’ve just been waiting for this opportunity to go and get it, and I will, full force.
“I have power, mind, heart, everything it takes to be a champion and I’m ready to show it.
“Get those tickets and make sure you all come, it’s going to be a beautiful night.”
MICHAEL PEREZ, Super Lightweight Contender
“I’m honored to be a part of this show.
“I’m coming in here with a chip on my shoulder and to show the world who I am.”
MARCUS BROWNE, Rising Light Heavyweight Star & 2012 U.S. Olympian
“I’m ready to show you guys what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned in the gym.
“I’m up here with my brother, Sadam Ali. He was the reason I was inspired to be an Olympian. He showed me that it could happen when he went [to the Olympics] in 2008. I’m ready to do what I’ve got to do.”
SEAN SAADEH, Senior Vice President of Programming for Barclays Center
“We look forward to a big boxing event at Barclays on Monday night.
“It’s been an amazing year for boxing at Barclays Center. We’ve averaged over 12,000 people for boxing events.
“We’re going to build both boxing and Brooklyn so we’re looking forward to this. I want to thank the fighters for coming out. I’m looking forward to working for you guys.”
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, Former World Champion & Golden Boy Live! Commentator
“Every single one of these guys has the talent to get to the top. We see them now, and we can see the progression.”
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Ali vs. Krupp is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Barclays Center doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 7:45 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets starting at $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at Barclays Center American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK. A limited number of suites are available for the event. For more information on how to reserve one, please call 718-BK-SUITE (718-257-8483).