Showtime’s quadrupleheader at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, continues what has been a busy fall for Golden Boy Promotions.
Garcia-Morales is one of four title bouts on the card, which also includes Brooklyn native Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title defense agains Pablo Cesar Cano, IBF welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey first defense against Devon Alexander, and Peter Quillin‘s challenge to WBO middleweight titleholder Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.
Others on the show’s undercard are middleweight contender Danny Jacobs, of Brooklyn, Brooklyn-born ex-beltholder Luis Collazo, of Queens, welterweight Dmitriy Salita, of Brooklyn, Bronx-born Honduran junior middleweight prospect Eddie Gomez and junior middleweight prospect Boyd Melson, of White Plains, N.Y.
“It’s a very busy fall. Probably the busiest fall that we’ve ever had,” said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer. “It’s going to be back-to-back-to-back. It’s amazing. Every single weekend on premium subscription television.”
Nov. 9: Undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr., of Capitol Heights, Md., will return to the ring against Russian Vyacheslav Gusev on Nov. 9 on Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif.
Russell Jr. (20-0, 12 knockouts) will headline against Gusev (20-2, 5 KOs), owner of a four-bout winning streak, as part of a “Night Of The Olympians” that will feature the pro debuts of “five or six” standout boxers from the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Olympians to appear are Dominic Breazeale, Marcus Browne, Terrell Gausha, Errol Spencer and Rau’shee Warren, according to a joint announcement by Golden Boy and Showtime on Friday.
Nov. 10: WBC junior featherweight beltholder Abner Mares, of Montebello, Calif., and rising WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno, of Panama, will clash in the main event of a Showtime-televised card that will also include a defense by IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz, of Lincoln Heights, Calif., against Mexico’s Victor Zaleta on the Nov. 10 undercard of a main event featuring
Also scheduled to be a part of the event at Staples Center in Los Angeles is a bout between Mexican junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo and twice-beaten Raul Casarez, of Edinburg, Texas.
Nov. 17: HBO will televised a doubleheader comprised of Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell facing fellow heavyweight prospect Johnathon Banks and undefeated former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner challenging WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Nov. 24: Welterweight contender Robert Guerrero, of Gilroy, Calif., will face two-time 147-pound beltholder Andre Berto, of Winter Haven, Fla., in an HBO-televised clash at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Guerrero-Berto will headline a tripleheader to include a contracted 152-pound bout between hard-punching welterweight puncher Keith Thurman and former WBO welterweight beltlholder Carlos Quintana, as well as a WBO lightweight title bout matching contenders Richard Abril and Sharif Bogere.
Dec. 1: WBA “regular” junior middleweight beltholder Austin Trout, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, will make a defense against Puerto Rican three-division title-winner Miguel Cotto in a Showtime-televised fight from New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Dec. 15: Former IBF/WBA junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan, of England, will attempt to rebound from a two-fight losing streak when he returns to the ring at the Los Angeles Sports Arena for a Showtime-televised bout opposite unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina, of Norwalk, Calif.
Also on the card will be unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who will be after his 26th knockout in as many wins without a loss.
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