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GARCIA VS. MORALES II TO HEADLINE OCTOBER 20TH BARCLAYS CARD

By Ben Thompson | July 25, 2012
GARCIA VS. MORALES II TO HEADLINE OCTOBER 20TH BARCLAYS CARD

According to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, unified jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia will make his return to the ring on October 20th in a rematch with four-division world champion Erik Morales. The bout, billed as "Brooklyn Pride", will headline a potential Showtime-televised tripleheader at the Barclays Center and will feature several fighters from the East Coast, including WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin.

"I really wanted to put together a card that shows the diversity of Brooklyn, and to really showcase some of those fighters from and around the Brooklyn and greater New York area, so it's basically an East Coast card," Schaefer would tell Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com. "The main event is going to be Danny Garcia, obviously the Puerto Rican from Philadelphia, and Erik Morales, the Mexican. Erik feels that in his last fight, that when he came off of [gall bladder] surgery, that he wasn't at his best. He's convinced that he's going to beat Danny Garcia this time around, and you have the classic Puerto Rican-Mexican showdown."

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