OPEN WORKOUT IN ADVANCE OF BIG BROOKLYN SHOW
Press Release: Just three days before they step into the ring as part of boxing's historic return to Brooklyn, New York, Saturday's fighters worked out in a ring erected in Barclays Center Daily News Plaza, in front of the arena that will host Saturday's world championship quadruple-header, to be shown on Showtime. World 140-pound champion Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia will defend his crown against future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, of Tijuana, Mexico, in the main event. In co-features, Brooklyn's own Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi puts his WBA welterweight title on the line against Mexico's Pablo Cesar Cano, undefeated Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin challenges France's unbeaten Hassan N'Dam for N'Dam's WBO middleweight title and Randall Bailey of Miami defends his IBF welterweight title against Devon Alexander of St. Louis. Here's what the fighters had to say on Wednesday:
"I feel strong, I'm well prepared and I can't wait to show case my skills. I expect a lot of fans from Philadelphia to come. Everyone is coming to this fight. It's big. I always go for the knockout, the fans love it. That's what I do, I bring knockout power. Definitely expect a win. I've been training so hard. I'm too smart and I can't see myself losing to anyone anytime soon."
"Lots of people have seen my fights. Even though I'm not at home, I know lots of people will watch and they will see my hard work and effort in the ring. We're totally prepared. We are ready and anticipating stepping in the ring. We're very hurt over what happened in March and we have done everything possible to be ready for this Saturday. You don't want to miss it. It will be an explosive and historic fight. You will see an Erik Morales who is ready."
"It's surreal that the time is almost here to put on the show. I have goose bumps every time I think about it. It's a chance for Brooklynites to put Brooklyn on the map."
"This is something that I've been fighting for my whole life. For a guy who never had anything to have something, it's a blessing. Expect chocolate after I win and get my belt. Expect me to inspire. All you guys and gals that want to do something in your life and think that you're not a fighter, you are a fighter as long as you have your spirit and your hard work behind you."
DANNY JACOBS: [cancer survivor fighting on the undercard]
"Mentally, I'm ready for battle especially after training for six months. It's long overdue. Physically, I made weight three weeks ago so I'm ready to go. I'm just waiting for Saturday night. I am living proof of what hard work and determination can get you. I've suffered, been paralyzed and doctors told me I would never be able to box again."