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. Right here, you can take a look at the photos and quotes from the session.
Here’s what Malignaggi and Jacobs had to say on Tuesday:
“The whole motivation was not just to defend a world title but to put on a show for Brooklyn.
“I’m here is to win and look spectacular and really make a statement.
“I expect Brooklyn to be in the house, that’s for sure.”
“To have gone through what I’ve gone through in the past year and a half (his battle with cancer and paralysis caused by a large tumor on his spine), to have this opportunity and attention, to have people say I appreciate you, it’s an amazing feeling.
“To have this amazing Barclays’ card on October 20, it’s going to be historical.
“The doctors told me I would never be able to box again. It was the crazy part of me that wanted to do what the doctors told me I couldn’t do.”
In one of four world championship fights televised live on SHOWTIME®, the popular Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KO’s) will defend his 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.