Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Danny Garcia Unseats Erik Morales, Grabs WBC Crown

Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas - Danny Garcia (23-0, 14KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over four division world champion Erik Morales (52-8, 36KOs) to capture the vacant WBC junior welterweight title. Morales lost his WBC title at Friday's weigh-in when he failed to make weight.

The scores were 117-110, 116-112 and 118-109.

Morales kept the fight at a very slow and measured pace in the first two rounds. Morales was working a very good left jab and using his defensive skills to block Garcia's counters. In the third round, Garcia changed the distance and started landing several hard punches on Morales to push him around the ring. Morales came back in the fourth round by coming forward and outboxing Garcia.

In the sixth, Garcia once again started working Morales over with hard shots to the head and body. In the final thirty seconds, Morales came back with a rally of shots. The next couple of rounds were close. In the tenth, it appeared that Garcia's nose was possibly broken.

In the eleventh, Morales was on the attack and went down from a hard counter left-hook from Garcia. Morales was given some time to recover,and possibly saved from a KO, when Garcia hit him on the break and the referee spent a few seconds warning Morales. They started trading when the action resumed and a cut opened up around Garcia's left eye. In the twelfth, Garcia continued to control the action and punished Morales.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cactusEG on 03-25-2012

It was a good fight. Damn I was hopping Morales would pull this off. He was letting the fight slide away from him. but Morales would comeback with some good rallies. Despite was everyone is saying about Morales needs to…

Comment by cotto#1p4p on 03-25-2012

Morales apparently did little training for the fight, it showed in the weigh-in and during the fight were he looked in slow motion, plowing backwards, and out of air most of the time. Had the Morales that fought Maidana and…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 03-25-2012

Morales shouldn't have got in there with that extra blubber on him.

Comment by _original_ on 03-25-2012

I thought it was closer than the judges had it as well, I think I had Morales winning 5 out of the first 7 or something like that. He also came on strong before he was knock downed as well.…

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 03-25-2012

The judge w/the widest margin for garcia was Puerto rican, go figure!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (80)
Top Headlines Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement