=== Garcia mauls Morales, keeps belts ===
 Brooklyn,  NY  (Sports Network) - Danny  Garcia remained unbeaten and kept his
 WBC  and  WBA super  lightweight titles  with a  fourth-round knockout of Erik
 Morales Saturday night at the new Barclays Center.
 Garcia  (25-0, 16 KOs) stunned Morales (52-9, 36 KOs) with a right to the face
 in  the waning seconds of the third round. In the following round, Morales let
 his  guard down for a brief moment, and the Philadelphia native connected with
 a vicious left hook to the face.
 Morales spun through the ropes and his back rested on the bottom rope. Referee
 Benji Esteves counted out the five-time world champion at the 1:23 mark.
 After  the fight, the 36-year-old Morales announced he will no longer fight in
 the  United States, where  all of his nine career losses have taken place. The
 Mexican could have a farewell fight in Tijuana.
 Morales  fought  despite reportedly  failing a random  drug test given earlier
 this  month by  the United  States  Anti-Doping Agency.  He reportedly  tested
 positive  for  clenbuterol, a substance  which can  assist an athlete in rapid
 weight loss while improving muscle size.
 Morales  weighed over the  140-pound limit when he met Garcia in March. Due to
 being  overweight,  Morales was stripped of  his title before the fight began,
 and  then  Garcia captured the  vacant belt  in a 12-round unanimous decision.
 Garcia  followed  that up with  a July 14 win  over Amir Khan via fourth-round
 "I  noticed from  the first fight I  showed him too much respect," Garcia said
 during a post-fight in-ring interview. "I thought it was going to go 12 rounds
 because he's a warrior, he knows how to take a good punch."
 In the fight prior to the main event, Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi overcame a
 late knockdown and scored a split decision triumph over Pablo Cesar Cano.
 Malignaggi  (32-4, 7 KOs), a Brooklyn native, was to make the first defense of
 his  belt,  but it  was deemed a  non-title fight because  Cano failed to make
 weight.  Malignaggi  won 114-113  on two  scorecards, but  lost 118-109 on the
 other.  He was sent  to the canvas following a vicious right cross to the face
 in the final few seconds of the 11th round.
 Judging from the bruises around Cano's (25-2-1, 19 KOs) left eye, it's amazing
 he was able to not only finish the fight, but nearly win it. He suffered a cut
 over his left eye on a punch in the second round.
 Also  on the  undercard, Brooklyn native Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin knocked
 down  Hassan N'Dam  N'Jikam  six times  on  the way  to  a 12-round  unanimous
 decision  to grab  the WBO middleweight title by 115-107 scores from all three
 Quillin  (28-0, 20 KOs)  actually fell behind early in the fight, but scored a
 pair  of knockdowns in the fourth, sixth and 12th rounds to take the belt away
 from N'Jikam (27-1, 17 KOs).
 Quillin  nearly knocked his opponent through the ropes in the fourth round and
 connected  with  a left hook  and left uppercut for  the two knockdowns in the
 sixth.  In the  final minute of the  fight, N'Jikam hit the canvas following a
 short left hand to the face and another left hook.
 Devon  Alexander took the IBF welterweight title away from Randall Bailey with
 a 12-round unanimous decision. Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs), who also held IBF/WBC
 titles at 140 pounds, won by scores of 117-109, 116-110, and 115-111.
 Alexander  landed a  sharp right that caught  Bailey near the right eye in the
 10th  round,  but by  that time,  the St. Louis  native was  well ahead on the
 Bailey (43-8, 37 KOs) was making the first defense of his belt.
 One  of  the loudest  cheers of the  night went to  Brooklyn native and former
 heavyweight  champion  Mike Tyson, who  received a standing ovation during the
 N'Jikam-Quillin bout.
 10/21 01:52:10 ET

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