RICHARD SCHAEFER, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
"These two are not only two of the most exciting fighters in the sport, they are also two of the biggest talkers.
"This is champion against champion.
"Tickets are on sale and there has already been a tremendous demand at the box office. This is a way to take these [big] fights into this major market [New York City] and make them affordable for the people."
Malignaggi vs. Broner, a 12-round fight for Malignaggi’s WBA Welterweight World Championship will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, supported by Golden Boy Promotions’ sponsors Corona and AT&T.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).
In the co-featured bout, Johnathon Banks will look to repeat his 2012 upset win over Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell as he defends his NABO and WBC International Heavyweight titles in a 12-round fight presented in association with K2 Promotions.
Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com