By Jerry Glick reporting. With one swipe of his left hand, Danny Garcia,
25-0 (16 KOs), apparently ended the storied career of Hall of Fame bound
Morales, 52-9 (36 KOs), who weighed in the night before at 139.2 lbs., looked slow and old as 24
year old Garcia, 139.8 lbs., looked like he was fighting in fast
motion to the 36 year old ex-champ’s slow-mo.
The sequence went like
this, jab, jab, right; jab, jab, right, followed by a left hook over a
lowered right hand and it was over at 1:23 of the fourth round of
Garcia’s defense of his WBA Super-WBC and Ring Magazine
Junior-Welterweight strap at the Barclays Center on the Golden Boy
promoted show; the first ever boxing event at the new Brooklyn venue.
Benji Estevez refereed.
Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, 146.2 pounds, opened a huge cut over
the left eye of opponent, (not challenger) Pablo Cesar Cano, 148.4
pounds, in the second round that bled heavily at times, but as hard as
he tried, the Brooklyn resident could not prompt the referee, Steve
Smoger to stop the fight.
He jabbed the eye all night but Cano, 26-2-1
(20 KOs), made it to the end of the twelve round affair, even dropping
the Magic Man in the eleventh stanza, but lost a split decision.
final scores from the judges, 114-113 twice for Malignaggi and 118-109 for Cano.
It was a
non-title fight because Cano came in over the 147 pound welterweight
limit. Malignaggi improved to 32-4 (7 KOs).
Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, 159.2 pounds, won the WBO Middleweight
belt with a scintillating twelve round decision over defending champion
Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.
N’Jikam, 27-1 (17 KOs), was down six times; twice
in the fourth, the sixth, and in the last round.
The judges score it
115-107 across the board for Quillin who remains unbeaten at 28-0 (20
KOs). N’Jikam, 159 pounds, seemed to take the closer rounds, but Quillin
dominated the rest. Eddie Claudio refereed.
Devon Alexander “The Great” (24-1 (13 KOs) won twelve round unanimous
decision over defending champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (43-8 (37
KOs) to acquire his IBF welterweight title. Bailey 147 Pounds, a big
puncher spent the fight looking to end it by a knockout was stymied by
the clever tactic of jab and grab employed by Alexander.
gave the title to Alexander, 146.8, by scores of 115-111, 116-110 and
117-109. Arthur Mercante refereed.
Middleweights - Daniel Jacobs w ko1 Josh Luteran
Welterweights - Luis Collazo w u8 Stephen Upsher
Welterweights - Dmitry Salita w u6 Brandon Hoskins
Jr. Middleweights - Eddie Gomez w ko2 Saul Benitez
Jr. Middleweights-Boyd Melson draw 6 Jason Thompson
to Doghouse Boxing.