Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/10/12
When world championship boxing returns to Brooklyn, New York for the first time since 1931 at the brand new Barclays Center on Saturday, October 20, it will do so with one of its own.  Reigning WBA World Welterweight Champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, fresh off of a masterful championship capturing upset of undefeated Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko in Senchenko's hometown of Donetsk, will attempt to defend his title for the first time in his home borough against rugged Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano.Malignaggi, sure to be the hometown favorite, is part of a long legacy in the squared circle.  Brooklyn has been the birthplace of some of the biggest and most storied names in the history of boxing.  As Malignaggi prepares for Cano, a reflection on the shadows hovering over his homecoming reminds us just how much glory there is in the Brooklyn boxing tradition.  No shadow extends farther than that of Brooklyn's most famous fistic son.Kid Dynamite . . . Iron Mike . . . .Tys...
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