Undefeated Garcia stops Malignaggi in 9th round
NEW YORK (AP) Undefeated Danny Garcia stopped Paulie Malignaggi in the ninth round of their welterweight fight Saturday night at Barclays Center.
Garcia improved to 31-0 with his 18th knockout. Malignaggi dropped to 33-7.
With Malignaggi against the ropes, Garcia threw a flurry of punches before referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the fight at 2:22 of the ninth.
While the crowd was disappointed with the result of the main event, Danny Jacobs’ performance in the semi-main event had the crowd roaring.
Jacobs improved to 30-1 when he stopped Sergio Mora at 2:55 of the second round. Jacobs landed a right hook to the side of Mora’s head, who crumpled to the canvas and was taken from the ring by stretcher because of right ankle and knee injuries.