Tickets for the June 22 Showtime main event between Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner go on sale on Saturday morning. The fight will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the rematch between Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell is already set for the undercard.
The fighters, as you would expect, have already started the talking.
"This fight was the main motivation for winning my second world championship last year," said Malignaggi. "I wanted be in a huge main event at Barclays Center. This is a blockbuster event and I can't wait to make a successful title defense in Brooklyn where my roots are."
"Paulette better be in some shape," said Broner. "On June 22, I will be a three-time world champion in three weight classes at just 23-years-old."
"Once again, we're lookingforward to bringing a blockbuster fight to Brooklyn at Barclays Center," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "Paulie Malignaggi is the type of fighter that is not going to let anyone take his belt from him on his home turf, but he has his work cut out for him against one of the most talented fighters in the sport in undefeated rising superstar Adrien 'The Problem' Broner. Add in the rematch between Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell and it's safe to say that the fireworks will be flying a few weeks before the Fourth of July."
Banks, who upset Mitchell last November, says he's confident of doing it again, while Mitchell is anxious to get some revenge.
"I feel very good about this fight," said Banks. "I expect a more determined and a more powerful Seth Mitchell for the rematch and I look forward to the challenge on June 22nd. I'm excited to be fighting and intend to put on a terrific performance for those in attendance at Barclays Center as well as those watching on SHOWTIME."
"I'm excited about my opportunity to rematch Johnathon Banks on June 22 at Barclays Center," said Mitchell. "I was disappointed with my last performance against him and look forward to meeting him in the ring once again. My team has been working extremely hard in preparation for this fight. I'm confident that my performance on June 22nd will properly showcase my abilities and will reignite talks of me competing for the heavyweight championship of the world."
Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 10:00 am EDT. Here's the info:
Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, go on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning on Saturday, April 27 at noon ET. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.