Today the Barclays Center was buzzing, with the countdown to Boxing’s big return to Brooklyn just now a day away. Today was the weigh-ins for Saturday’s quadruple header night of Boxing, which is headlined by Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales vs Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia: the sequel.
Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) was brimming with confidence all throughout laughing in jest while reveling in every moment as he stepped on the scale. Eric Morales (52-8, 36 KO’s) on the other hand, appeared stoic while his team and fans alike were quite boisterous. Morales looked a bit displaced as there was some issue with his initial weigh-in as he came out draped in just towel. Both fighters did make weight with Garcia at 139.8 and Morales at 139.2.
There was a mini heated verbal exchange by Garcia, who was pumped up from the start as he unabashedly declared he would quote ‘beat Morales’ ass’. The controversy over Morales’ failed drug test from yesterday left Morales mum throughout the weigh-in, only speaking to Spanish news outlets afterwards and not appearing too candid throughout. Despite the slight blemish on what will be a grand event in the Boxing world, the fight will go on and for both men this is extremely personal.
The undercard(S) weigh-in results are as followed:
Devon Alexander (23-1, 13 KO’s) weighed in at 146.8 pounds and IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey (43-7, 37 KO’s) was 147 pounds.
Peter Quillin (27-0, 20 KO’s) was 159.2 pounds and WBO middleweight titleholder Hassan N’dam (27-0, 17 KO’s) was 159 pounds.
Things got very interesting at the Paul Malignaggi/ Pablo Cesar Cano weigh-in which is the main undercard bout of the night. Malignaggi holds the WBA Welterweight title, and came in 146.2 pounds, while Cano came in overweight at 148.4 pounds. Cano has one hour to lose the weight, but Malignaggi has already disclosed that he will fight Cano tomorrow night either way.