Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Danny "Swift" Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) in the headlining event on ESPN. Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) will defend his title against former world champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs) in the televised opener on ESPN beginning at 9 p.m.
Malignaggi is confident his training will lead to a good outcome in the fight.
"This has been one of the best camps I have ever had in my career … I am coming off back-to-back camps and I truly feel great.” He is happy to be at Barclays for this important fight: "Barclays Center in my home … Fighting at Barclays, in front of all my friends and family, it just doesn't get better than that."
He also said he has some “tricks up his sleeve" and has been studying his opponent closely: “I have seen strengths and weaknesses all over Danny [Garcia] … there are definitely things we have seen that we are working on specifically in this camp to implement and capitalize on August 1st.
Jacobs is ready to “put on a great show come August 1,” and feels “comfortable as a champion” though he expects a “tough fight. Mora is a proven guy and I know he is very hungry for this opportunity. He is awkward and he is slick. He has good speed and a good jab … People are saying that this could be the toughest fight of my career.”
Jacobs said, "the main guy for me would be Peter Quillin. It is a fight that I have wanted for a long time, and it is a huge fight for boxing, but especially for New York … My legacy is in my own hands."
In addition to these two fights, president of DiBella Entertainment Lou DiBella announced Brooklyn-native undefeated heavyweight prospect Adam Kownacki (10-0, 9KOs) has been added to the card, as well as one of the top prospects in the game right now, The Brooklyn Rocky, Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11KO's). Additionally featured, Puerto Rican prospect Prichard Colon (14-0, 11KO's), and undefeated female star Heather "The Heat" Hardy, as well as undefeated light heavyweight prospects Brooklyn's Travis Peterkin (15-0, 7KO's) against Olympian Lenin Castillo (12-0, 7KO's).
CEO of Barclays Center Brett Yormark said “Paulie and Danny are like family to me and I am truly honored to have them in our building. We are looking forward to another great event on August 1st on ESPN."