The second edition of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN is slated for Aug. 1 and ticketed to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Although the matches are not finalized, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (30-0 17 KOs) is slated to headline the card. Garcia, whose past two bouts have been nontitle fights over the 140-pound limit, likely will fight a third nontitle bout in a row. His likely opponent is former welterweight and junior welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi, who is from Brooklyn.
In his last fight, Garcia won a narrow majority decision over titlist Lamont Peterson on April 11 in their 143-pound catchweight bout at Barclays Center in a PBC on NBC card in prime time.
Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) has not boxed since being knocked out in the fourth round, challenging then-welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter 16 months ago. Malignaggi was supposed to face Danny O'Connor on May 29 at Barclays Center on the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri undercard, but Malignaggi suffered a cut the week before the bout, and his fight was canceled.
Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs), who is also from Brooklyn, is likely to defend his middleweight belt in the co-feature. The two names that have been mentioned as possible opponents are former junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs), who has won five fights in a row, and former three-time middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin (32-6, 21 KO), who got knocked out in the 10th round by Jorge Sebastian Heiland in November but bounced back for a second-round knockout win against Sandor Micsko on May 9.