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On Saturday, August 1, 2015, PBC on ESPN returns for a 12-round Welterweight fight between Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) and Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In the co-main event, Danny Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) defends a version of the WBA Middleweight title–which is actually held by Gennady Golovkin–against Sergio Mora (28-3, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight.
Garcia, 27, will fight for the first time at 147 pounds, though weighing more than 140 since his fight with Rod Salka last August.
The native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will look to establish himself against a very durable and smart Welterweight in Paulie Malignaggi.
Malignaggi, who has not fought since being violently stopped by Shawn Porter in April of 2014, will look to make a successful return in his hometown of Brooklyn.
The 34-year-old will look to upset Garcia in his first legitimate campaign as a Welterweight (because his last two fights were catch-weights with Salka and Lamont Peterson).
Who do you think takes the win?
Let us know in the comments section, and make sure to stop by periodically as we update you with results from each fight.
Danny Garcia vs. Paulie Malignaggi, 12 rounds, Welterweights
After an uneventful eight rounds, the fight was stopped by the referee in Round 9.
Malignaggi was taking a lot of punishment, did not look like himself, and was barely throwing. Garcia looked unimpressive, though he dominated Malignaggi throughout the fight.
Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora, 12 rounds, for Jacobs’ WBA “regular” Middleweight title
After an exciting first round in which both fighters were dropped, Mora was stopped in Round 2 due to an injury in his right ankle.
Mora said he heard something pop in is knee, and as he struggled to get back to his feet, the referee stopped the fight.
Mora called for a rematch, but Jacobs wants no part of it. Jacobs instead called out former WBO titlist Peter Quillin.
Travis Peterkin vs. Lenin Castillo, 8 rounds, Light Heavyweights
Peterkin and Castillo fought to a majority draw. The scores were 76-74, 75-75 and 75-75.
Adam Kownacki vs. Maurenzo Smith, 8 rounds, Heavyweights
Kownacki stopped Smith in Round 2. The time of the stoppage was 2:26.
Prichard Colon vs. Michael Finney, 8 rounds, Junior Middleweights
Colon scored a vicious KO over Finney in Round 2. The time of the stoppage was 1:26.
Finney was caught with a right hand as he dropped his left hand in an attempt to land a shot. It was all Colon needed to begin a flurry that ended the fight.
Heather Hardy vs. Renata Domsodi, rematch 8 or 10 rounds, Featherweights
In a rematch of two female boxers, Hardy scored a TKO victory over Domsodi. The fight was stopped by the referee and doctor at the end of Round 6.
Rafael Vazquez vs. Mario Macias, 8 rounds, Featherweights
Vasquez scored a TKO victory over Macias in Round 1.
Titus Williams vs. Micah Branch, 4 rounds, Junior Lightweights
Williams defeated Branch via four-round unanimous decision. The scores were 40-36, 40-36 and 40-36.
Thomas Velasquez vs. Gabriel Braxton, 4 rounds, Junior Lightweights
Velasquez made his debut with a fourth-round knockout of Braxton.
A full recap for each televised fight will appear shortly after the ESPN telecast.