Tickets for the much anticipated return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT. The stacked October 20 event will be the first boxing event to take place at the brand new, state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features a rematch between unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia who will be defending his WBA Super, WBC & Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Championships against the legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales.
In the co-featured fight, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi risks his WBA Welterweight World Championship against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano.
The night will also feature a star-studded line-up of New York’s top talents including New York’s undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Brooklyn’s hot middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, former World Champion Luis Collazo, the Bronx’s rising star Eddie Gomez, former title contender Dmitriy Salita and Brooklyn prospect Boyd Melson.
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.
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.
As mentioned before, the headline events here aren’t too special. The Garcia vs. Morales rematch is at best, unnecessary, and Cano is in no way deserving of a welterweight title shot against Malignaggi.
Nevertheless, it appears as if it will be a deep card, with the likes of Quillin, Jacobs, Collazo and so forth all appearing underneath. Combined with the fact that it’s the first boxing event in the brand new Barclay’s, and it will certainly be worth attending.