Calm Before Saturday Storm in Brooklyn, and on NBC

All were on their best behavior on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the Saturday scraps in Brooklyn.

Nope, no trash talk, or promises to behead or staged shoving matches at the Edison Ballroom…and this fits with the re-imaging push being enacted by the Haymon Boxing crew.

The sport can be brutal but the combatants can and should be civil before and after the tussles, the desire seems to be, so that the masses don’t have an excuse to not latch on to this noble sport.

Main eventer Danny Garcia told us that he’s excited to go 4-0 in a Brooklyn and touted “DSG ON NBC.” Portions of the card will screen on NBC, in primetime, so he expects his fanbase to multiply after he does his thing.

His foe Lamont Peterson, a humble warrior not prone to trash talking in any era, said that he expects to get the W at Barclays Center. His bushy beard, though, will take an L. “The NY commission told me to cut it,” he said.

WBO middleweight champ Andy Lee, a lunch pail warrior from Ireland, announced that he’s feeling “dangerous” and told me that he’s over hitting pads and bags and wants to take it out on a human being. That person is Peter Quillin, a NYC resident who is seemingly in a good place mentally, after a year plus of tumult. Quillin told the media that he learned to fight sparring his little bro, after they wrapped pairs of socks around their pre-teen hands. He knows Lee can crack harder than lil bro, and said he’s ready for a “chess match” or a rumble.

Promoter Lou DiBella presided over the event and noted that doors open at 5 PM ET Saturday, with the first fight to kick off right after that.

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

Two outstanding 12-rounders--at least on paper--await us from the Barclay's Center. I excitedly await the opportunity to call the blow-by-blow for SiriusXM Radio of both the Garcia-Peterson & Lee-Quillin bouts. Which of them do you think will provide more explosive and constant action? -Randy G.


-deepwater2 :

Two outstanding 12-rounders--at least on paper--await us from the Barclay's Center. I excitedly await the opportunity to call the blow-by-blow for SiriusXM Radio of both the Garcia-Peterson & Lee-Quillin bouts. Which of them do you think will provide more explosive and constant action? -Randy G.
I think Garcia can make it a short night and catch Peterson when Peterson jumps in. Lee is the better boxer but he doesn't use his skills for the entire length of the round. He has a habit of trailing on points, if he can catch Quillin he might be able to get him but Quillin seems very durable and strong despite his lack of polished skills. If Lee can not time Quillin in the first half of the fight, Quillin wins a lopsided decision.


-oubobcat :

Two outstanding 12-rounders--at least on paper--await us from the Barclay's Center. I excitedly await the opportunity to call the blow-by-blow for SiriusXM Radio of both the Garcia-Peterson & Lee-Quillin bouts. Which of them do you think will provide more explosive and constant action? -Randy G.
I actually think Lee-Quillin could be a very tactical fight that ends up in a KO for someone. It resembles Lee-Korobov with an equally explosive ending. I think Garcia-Peterson will provide consistent action for the duration of the fight. It won't be a slugfest but a very entertaining crowd pleasing fight. I like Garcia to win a decision but Peterson has in the past uped his game in big fights.


-amayseng :

I think Garcia can make it a short night and catch Peterson when Peterson jumps in. Lee is the better boxer but he doesn't use his skills for the entire length of the round. He has a habit of trailing on points, if he can catch Quillin he might be able to get him but Quillin seems very durable and strong despite his lack of polished skills. If Lee can not time Quillin in the first half of the fight, Quillin wins a lopsided decision.
Are u going to the fights?


-Bernie Campbell :

I will be looking forward to seeing Sam Watson's dopey mug at center stage.....the expert fan will probably looking to see if Sam is missing a button on his Sports jacket also!


-stormcentre :

I think Garcia can make it a short night and catch Peterson when Peterson jumps in. Lee is the better boxer but he doesn't use his skills for the entire length of the round. He has a habit of trailing on points, if he can catch Quillin he might be able to get him but Quillin seems very durable and strong despite his lack of polished skills. If Lee can not time Quillin in the first half of the fight, Quillin wins a lopsided decision.
Hey D2 . . . What about your Al Haymon algorithm? How does that work for this? Does it output Garcia and Quillin as the victors? Or, does Lee represent the software object-oriented programming exception? Just asking. :cool:


-oubobcat :

Are u going to the fights?
I won't be at this one but will be in Verona next week for Matthysse-Provodnikov.


-deepwater2 :

Are u going to the fights?
No , I am working massive amounts of overtime before I leave to Vegas, so I won't be out in time to catch the fight. There are still some decent seats left. I'm wondering if we get to see Angel Garcia talk his usual junk or will they shut him down like Broner?


-deepwater2 :

Hey D2 . . . What about your Al Haymon algorithm? How does that work for this? Does it output Garcia and Quillin as the victors? Or, does Lee represent the software object-oriented programming exception? Just asking. :cool:
Well both of tsAH's fighters are favorites at -$250. Lee has skills but he has been losing his fights before scoring 1 punch knockouts. Quillin has to know about that home run hook and will avoid it at all costs. My Haymon Algorithm takes into account that Quillin was paid 6 figures to drop his belt and now is back at home to get the belt. The man behind the curtain has it all in line so Quillin will win. I don't even know why Peterson still has a belt? He won't have it anymore after tomorrow though. The Algorithm says the two favorites come out on top.


-deepwater2 :

I actually think Lee-Quillin could be a very tactical fight that ends up in a KO for someone. It resembles Lee-Korobov with an equally explosive ending. I think Garcia-Peterson will provide consistent action for the duration of the fight. It won't be a slugfest but a very entertaining crowd pleasing fight. I like Garcia to win a decision but Peterson has in the past uped his game in big fights.
I am kicking myself for not going to The Machine vs Siberian Rocky.. My dentist scored two ringside tickets for $100 each and is taking the train out of Penn station for $80 round trip. He has the deal of the century and I refuse to pay him any co-pays out of spite and jealousy.


-stormcentre :

Well both of tsAH's fighters are favorites at -$250. Lee has skills but he has been losing his fights before scoring 1 punch knockouts. Quillin has to know about that home run hook and will avoid it at all costs. My Haymon Algorithm takes into account that Quillin was paid 6 figures to drop his belt and now is back at home to get the belt. The man behind the curtain has it all in line so Quillin will win. I don't even know why Peterson still has a belt? He won't have it anymore after tomorrow though. The Algorithm says the two favorites come out on top.
I agree with you on both counts. Good breakdown on Quillin and Lee.