Put away your pitchforks, Paulie Malignaggi fans. Yes, on surface it may seem strange that the new arena, Barclays Center, is going to be open to boxing on Oct. 20 with a card tagged "Brooklyn Pride," and Brooklyn's best known pugilist won't be headlining the event. But Malignaggi assures NYFightBlog that there is a viable reason for this, that it makes sense to have Danny Garcia-Erik Morales II headlining at the first fight card at Barclays. "There is a longterm plan," the fighter, bred in Bensonhurst, told us. "My fans should stay patient, there is a very big fight coming, but it's hush hush for now."
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