Undefeated Garcia stops Malignaggi in 9th round

Danny Garcia  lands a punch against Paulie Malignaggi during their welterweight bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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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.