The Barclays Center will host fight fans for the first time on Saturday night, live on Showtime, with Erik Morales in the main event against WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, a rematch from an interesting March fight that could be better this time around.
Much of the speculation has centered around the sort of condition that the 36-year-old Mexican warrior Morales (52-8, 36 KO) will be in come fight night. Judging from these photos, he looks good, or at least much better than he did in March, when he was clearly not in shape. He's wearing a shirt here, but at 140 pounds, the former super bantamweight champion is never going to look like a stud.
Garcia (24-0, 15 KO) is fresh off of a TKO-4 win over Amir Khan in July, and looks in fantastic condition once again.
On the undercard, Pablo Cesar Cano will face Brooklyn's own Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA welterweight title; Peter Quillin will challenge Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam for the WBO middleweight belt; and Randall Bailey defends the IBF welterweight title against Devon Alexander.
Bad Left Hook will have much more on all four fights, as well as live round-by-round coverage and post-fight analysis on Saturday night, starting at 7 pm ET on Showtime Extreme for the deep undercard, and then at 9 pm ET on Showtime for the main four fights.