Garcia vs. Morales: World championship boxing returns to Brooklyn

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

For the first time in 81 years, when Maxie Rosenbloom defeated Jimmy Slattery by a unanimous 15-round decision at Ebbets Field to retain the light-heavyweight title on August 5, 1931, Brooklyn will host a major championship main event this Saturday when Danny Garcia defends the WBA junior welterweight title against Erik Morales.

For the first time in 81 years, when Maxie Rosenbloom defeated Jimmy Slattery by a unanimous 15-round decision at Ebbets Field to retain the light-heavyweight title on August 5, 1931, Brooklyn will host a major championship main event this Saturday when Danny Garcia defends the WBA junior welterweight title against Erik Morales.

In the co-main event, hometown kid and WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi puts his title on the line against Pablo Cesar Cano. Also featured are undefeated, top-ranked WBO middleweight contender, Manhattan's Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, battles unbeaten champ Hassan N'Dam. Yet another title fight has Devon Alexander "The Great" facing Randall Bailey for Bailey's IBF welterweight crown. And in a special attraction, Brooklyn kid and cancer survivor Danny Jacobs, a former NABO and NABF middleweight champion, competes for the first time since March 2011 against Josh Luteran.

Showtime Extreme will air the preliminary bouts beginning at 7 p.m. EST with the main card going live on Showtime at 8 p.m. Listed below is a schedule of events during fight week that will be open to the public.

Sunday, October 14, 12 p.m.
Danny Garcia, Louis Collazo and Eddie Gomez will appear on the New York Daily News float, and Erik Morales and Peter Quillin on the Time Warner Cable float, as part of the Hispanic Day parade running on Fifth Ave. from 44th to 69th Street in Manhattan.

Also at noon, welterweight contender Dmitriy Salita hosts a meet and greet at the Tatiana Night Club and Restaurant on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk (3152 Brighton 6th Street; Brooklyn, NY 11235)

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Salita's open, instructional workout for fans and media at the Fight Factory (24 Cobeck Court; Brooklyn, NY 11223).

Wednesday, October 17, 12 p.m.
Fighter workouts and autograph signings at the Daily News Plaza at the Barclays Center.

Noon - Danny Garcia Workout
12:20 p.m. - Eddie Gomez Workout
12:40 p.m. - Danny Jacobs Workout
1 p.m. - Paulie Malignaggi Workout
1:20 p.m. - Peter Quillin Workout
1:40 p.m. - Dmitriy Salita Workout
2 p.m. - Luis Collazo Workout
2:20 p.m. - Erik Morales Workout

Noon - Eddie Gomez Autograph Signing
12:20 p.m. - Danny Garcia Autograph Signing
12:40 p.m. - Paulie Malignaggi Autograph Signing
1 p.m. - Danny Jacobs Autograph Signing
1:20 p.m. - Dmitriy Salita Autograph Signing
1:40 p.m. - Peter Quillin Autograph Signing
2 p.m. - Erik Morales Autograph Signing
2:20 p.m. - Luis Collazo Autograph Signing

Friday, October 19, 1 p.m.
Official weigh-ins at the Barclays Center with special appearances by the Brooklynette Dancers and Hot97 FM DJ Enuff.

Saturday, October 20
4:30 p.m. Barclays Center Doors Open
5 p.m. First Fight Begins
7 p.m. SHOWTIME EXTREME® Telecast Begins
8 p.m. SHOWTIME® Telecast Begins

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