It seems that world title fights in Brooklyn, New York are like
buses; none around for ages and then two come at once.
At the newly constructed Barclays Centre on October 20 fight
fans in the borough will be able to enjoy a pair off world
championship fights for the first time in decades.
Golden Boy Promotions have confirmed that WBC and WBA
light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia will put his titles on the
line in a rematch with Mexican legend Erik Morales.
On the same bill, Brooklyn's very own Paulie Malignaggi will
make the maiden defence of his WBA welterweight strap against Pablo
Philadelphia's Garcia, 24, won the WBC bauble by defeating
Morales by unanimous decision on March 24 this year.
This summer he added to his title tally by stopped in Bolton's
Amir Khan in four rounds for the WBA version but now faces Morales
again after the veteran exercised a rematch clause.
"He gave me the opportunity, and I feel like he's a legend,"
Garcia said. "He made his mark in the sport. So since he gave me
the opportunity, I'll give him the opportunity, and we'll give the
fans another great fight.
"I feel like the first time I gave him too much respect. It was
my first world title fight, I was in against a legend and it was my
first time fighting on HBO. This time, I'm the champion and I'm
going in to handle business. No respect."