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Boxing at the Barclays Center

Peter 'Kid Chocolate" Quillin is directed to a

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The first night of boxing at the Barclays Center is hopefully the last night of boxing for Erik Morales. The former champion was brutally knocked out by Danny Garcia in a WBC-WBA super lightweight match. A perfect left hook by Garcia sent Morales through the ropes in the fourth round. The Mexican's corner rushed the ring before the referee began to count, signifying the end of the bout, and most...

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Brian Kenny talks Brooklyn boxing

Boxers Paul Malignaggi, left, and Daniel Jacobs pose

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As the Barclays Center preps for its boxing debut tomorrow night, we caught up with Long Island native Brian Kenny, who is part of Showtime's broadcast team. Kenny, from Island Trees, called fights at ESPN for more than decade. He now works at the MLB Network. Neutral Corner: How exciting is it to be part of this event?

Brian Kenny: It's all part of the revitalization of Brooklyn. To be part...

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Brooklyn boxing back in a big way

WBA Welterweight Champion Paulie Malignaggi, who calls Brooklyn

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You want to talk boxing in Brooklyn? Consider this: On June 19, 1947, Coney Island's Herbie Kronowitz beat Brownsville's Harold Green at Ebbets Field, for the middleweight title of Brooklyn. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. That fight, between two top 10 contenders, is just a small slice of Brooklyn's rich boxing past. Now, Golden Boy Promotions and The Barclays Center are writing a new chapter...

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