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Barclays pumps up Oct. 20 fight

Updated: August 31, 2012, 2:02 AM ET
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The Brooklyn Nets may be the focal point of the almost-finished Barclays Center, the new building in Prospect Heights that opens with a Jay-Z concert on Sept. 28, but boxing will be a significant part of the programming. The Nets made that clear at a news conference Thursday to hype the fight game's Oct. 20 debut at the $1 billion arena.

There is no Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao on the first card, though. It features WBC and WBA super-lightweight champion Danny Garcia, a Philadelphia ...

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