Malignaggi and Jacobs At Gleason's Ahead of Oct. 20 Brooklyn Show

BY The Sweet Science ON October 09, 2012

001MalignaggiandJacobsMalignaggi (left) and Jacobs were visibly pumped to be repping their nabes, Bensonhurst and Brownsville, at Gleason's ahead of their Oct. 20 fights at Barclays. (Tom Casino)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2012) – 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.

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.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at,, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000.

Here’s what Malignaggi and Jacobs had to say on Tuesday:

Paulie Malignaggi

“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.”

Danny Jacobs

“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.”

*** World championship boxing returns to Brooklyn with an inaugural night of fights at the new Barclays Center on October 20 headlined by Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia against future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales presented by Golden Boy Promotions and supported by Golden Boy Promotions sponsors Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi puts his WBA Welterweight World Championship on the line against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin of Manhattan takes on unbeaten Hassan N’Dam for N’Dam’s WBO Middleweight World Championship and Devon Alexander “The Great” faces Randall Bailey for Bailey’s IBF Welterweight World Championship in a bout presented in association with DiBella Entertainment.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Comment on this article

deepwater says:

Cant wait. got my tickets. I hope morales has one last fight in him. I got paulie by easy dec. jacobs is fighting a can so he should get ko. quillen has a tough fight but he should pull it out. first boxing show at the barclays center should be interesting.collazo should win if he makes it to the bell by way of home town dec. lol. the supreme team is making a comeback in bk like the mid 90's

deepwater says:

oh wait is baily fighting alexander too?! wow stacked card. good job golden boy. I hope bailey wins by ko so he can talk some s to cunningham

mortcola says:

I just read the Danny Jacobs rehab story. I had no idea! I work in physical rehab centers, offering therapy, support, and motivational help. What he had to go through is huge, and he deserved serious respect just for getting to this point.

deepwater says:

I just read the Danny Jacobs rehab story. I had no idea! I work in physical rehab centers, offering therapy, support, and motivational help. What he had to go through is huge, and he deserved serious respect just for getting to this point.
he couldnt walk from the dz and it just followed his beatdown by pirog so this really is a case of what wont kill you will make you stronger.

teaser says:

Danny Jacobs faced down and won a fight against a foe that should have killed him... he is an inspiration and goes to show it ain't over until it's over ...always fight fight and good things can happen...good luck Danny on the 20th've already won in my eyes !!

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