Several of the fighters featured on the upcoming Golden Boy Live! fight card taking place at Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield Theater worked out and addressed the media Thursday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY ahead of their respective fights this Monday, September 30.
Additionally, it was announced that four of boxing’s brightest East Coast stars will be on hand for Fan Appreciation Night presented by New York Daily News at Barclays Center as part of the final event celebrating Barclays Center’s one-year anniversary. Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, rising middleweight star Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs,former Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo and undefeated welterweight star Eddie Gomez will sign autographs for fans from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET prior to the start of the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes live telecast.
Below are quotes from today’s media workout:
SADAM ALI, Undefeated Welterweight Star & 2008 U.S. Olympian
"I’m very excited for this fight. I’ve been in the gym training hard and I’m ready for the big spotlight.
"I’ve just been waiting for this opportunity to go and get it and I will, full force.
"I have power, mind, heart, everything it takes to be a champion and I’m ready to show it.
"Get those tickets and make sure you all come, it’s going to be a beautiful night."
MICHAEL PEREZ, Super Lightweight Contender
"I’m honored to be a part of this show.
"I’m coming in here with a chip on my shoulder and to show the world who I am."
MARCUS BROWNE, Rising Light Heavyweight Star & 2012 U.S. Olympian
"I’m ready to show you guys what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned in the gym.
"I’m up here with my brother, Sadam Ali. He was the reason I was inspired to be an Olympian. He showed me that it could happen when he went [to the Olympics] in 2008. I’m ready to do what I’ve got to do."
SEAN SAADEH, Senior Vice President of Programming for Barclays Center
"We look forward to a big boxing event at Barclays on Monday night.
"It’s been an amazing year for boxing at Barclays Center. We’ve averaged over 12,000 people for boxing events.
"We’re going to continue to build both boxing and Brooklyn so we’re looking forward to this. I want to thank the fighters for coming out. I’m looking forward to working for you guys."
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, Former World Champion & Golden Boy Live! Commentator
"Every single one of these guys has the talent to get to the top. We see them now and we can see the progression."
(Photo Credit: Errol Anderson/Barclays Center)
September 27, 2013