—Garcia pushed the pace early, walking through Malignaggi’s jab and firing to the head and body with both hands, particularly the right.
—Malignaggi was cut above his right eye by the third round and had a large welt beneath the right eye in the sixth, having been bludgeoned by several huge shots from Garcia.
—Malignaggi was still taking a beating at the 2:22 mark of the ninth, when referee Arthur Mercante Jr. wrapped him in his arms to signal the end, beating Malignaggi's corner, which was about to throw in the towel.
Danny Garcia controlled the action against Paulie Malignaggi for the bulk of the fight, and gained a ninth-round technical knockout when referee Arthur Mercante Jr. waved an end to the fight.
Malignaggi didn’t want his career to end in his native Brooklyn against Philadelphia’s Garcia, but after absorbing a one-sided beating, the 34-year-old two-division champion hinted that this might have been his last fight.
Garcia won his 147-pound debut by ninth-round technical knockout before 7,237 at Barclays Center, raising his mark at the arena to 5-0 with three knockouts.
The 27-year-old father-to-be did so with his girlfriend, Erica Mendez, sitting pregnant at ringside and expecting the birth of their daughter on August 11.
Malignaggi was cut above his right eye by the third and had a large welt beneath the right eye by the sixth.
At the time of the stoppage, at the 2:22 mark of the ninth round, Malignaggi was absorbing a succession of blows as referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stepped in and wrapped his arms around him, signaling the end.
- Garcia vs Malignaggi