As reported earlier, the IBF welterweight title fight between Randall Bailey and challenger Devon Alexander has been added to the Golden Boy and Showtime card on October 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Here are the press release quotes from the fighters and promoters.
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"The opportunity to be a part of this piece of boxing history means a lot to me. Randall Bailey and I have some unfinished business and I plan on starting the night off right for all of the fans watching at the new Barclays Center and at home on Showtime. I am going to walk away as the IBF Welterweight World Champion on October 20."
Kevin Cunningham, Alexander's manager/trainer
"We are extremely excited to be apart of this boxing extravaganza. Brooklyn has produced some of boxing's biggest stars, so it's an honor to get this opportunity."
"I am so happy to be able to get back in the gym and continue to train. At my age you can't take anything for granted and injuries are harder to overcome, but I am totally healed and ready to shock the world again by beating another young fighter like Devon Alexander. I said I would knock Devon Alexander out before and I am going to say it again. It's going to be a great fight."
Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions
"We are thrilled to not only be re-announcing this hard-hitting matchup, but also to be able to add it to the already powerful night of boxing planned for Barclays Center on October 20. With four world championship fights and a great undercard to kick off a new era of boxing in Brooklyn, this show is going to be like the Super Bowl of boxing and definitely will be a night to remember."
Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports
"I really didn't think the Barclays Center event could get any bigger, but that is exactly what has happened. It's been our strategy at Showtime to increase the quality and the quantity of our boxing coverage. For this network to televise four title fights on one night, not on pay-per-view, demonstrates the commitment we've made to our subscribers and to boxing fans. Thanks to the promoters and to Devon and Randall for bringing this fourth fight to the table. What a special night this will be for these talented fighters, for Brooklyn and for the sport of boxing."
Brett Yormark, Barclays Center CEO
"A night of this magnitude is made for Brooklyn. Barclays Center is launching its first boxing event with an unprecedented four-title-fights in one night. Brooklyn has raised some of the greatest world championship fighters and it deserves an event of this caliber."
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Here's the ticket info for those interested in going:
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are on sale now and available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000.