Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

De La Hoya Views Morales vs. Garcia as a 50-50 Fight

By Michael "Scoops" Doss

Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya expects a tough give and take battle on January 28th, when Erik Morales (52-7, 36KOs) defends his WBC junior welterweight title against undefeated Danny Garcia (22-0, 14KOs) at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.

Morales, at age 35 and a former champion in three lower divisions, is battle tested and by far the more experienced fighter. Garcia is younger and possibly faster, and takes a big step up in class. De La Hoya does not expect a knockout. He expects a fight that lasts the twelve round distance.

"It's going to be a tough fight for Erik and for Danny. It reminds me of when I fought [Julio Cesar] Chavez in 1996. I was the young guy and he was the legend. Morales has the experience, he's been in there against the best, he was the last guy to beat Manny Pacquiao. Danny is a strong puncher and he's going to keep on coming at Morales. For me it's a toss-up. I don't think Danny will knock out Erik Morales and I don't think Morales will knock out Danny. I think it goes the twelve round distance," De La Hoya said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kannabis Kid on 12-20-2011

this fight is a 50-50 due to the fact that Morales is closer to finished than fresh, but I dont see why people count him out so quick. They did against Madiana and he made alot of people eat their…

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-20-2011

imo this isn't anywhere near 50/50. morales might be a tough dude that'll give anyone trouble, but i don't see him beating garcia at this stage of his career. morales should've fought matthysse or marquez, those would have been great…

Comment by Sanlucas77 on 12-20-2011

Oh my. Why these two are being considered a great match-up is beyond me. Morales looked looked BAAAAAD in September. He was a great champion and deserves our respect but relevant to the current BOXING SCENE he is not. Lets…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-20-2011

Of course he does,he promotes both of umm..I got Garcia by UD...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence, Cotto, Golovkin-Charlo, More Frank Warren on DeGale's Loss, Selby Win, Corcoran, Frampton John Molina: I Had To Dig Deep, Can't Lose With Family at Ringside Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child? Bernstein: Mikey Garcia vs. Lomachenko Can Become Special Fight Golden Boy's Diaz Willing To Make Morales-Zenunaj Rematch The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford Jamal James Crushes Diego Chaves With Body Shot Knockout John Molina Gets Off The Floor, Drills Ivan Redkach in Epic Slugfest Omotoso Overcomes Slow Start, Out-Points Freddy Hernandez Danny Garcia-Brandon Rios, Benavidez-Gavril II Eyed For 2/17 Video: Bernard Hopkins on Loma-Rigo, Wilder-Joshua, More Video: Tyson Fury Talks Loma, Wilder, Joshua, More Saunders: I'm in Lemieux's Head, I'll Break His Heart! Horn: Very Few Picked Me To Beat Pacquiao, I'll Beat Crawford Too! Tyson Fury Moves Trainers: Leaves Uncle Peter, Hires Davison Lemieux Laughs: Saunders Can KO Me? Maybe With a Baseball Bat! WBA Confirm: Povetkin is Now The Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Douglas vs. O'Sullivan, Seldin vs. Ulysse - Weigh-In Photos: Saunders, Lemieux - Nearly Erupt With Heated Weigh-In Alexander Povetkin Dominates Hammer - In Line For Joshua, Parker Jessie Vargas Eyes Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Ali Rematch Horn Promoter: Crawford Can't Sell, He's Not a Big Money Fight! Saunders: Lemieux Has Been Knocking Out Bums and Old Men Yvan Mendy Breaks Down, Stops Jesus Arevalo in Eight Saunders, Trainer Demand Lemieux Gets on Scale Twice at Weigh-In Povetkin-Hammer Undercard Results from Ekaterinburg Mikey Garcia to Keep WBC Lightweight Title Despite Lipinets Fight Saunders: Lemieux Is Walking Punching Bag; Must KO Me to Win Parker's Coach: We exposed Joshua's chin, UK media afraid to cover! Yarde Feels Power is on Level With Kovalev, Stevenson, Beterbiev Andre Ward Leaves The Door Open - "I Do Miss Fighting" Dejan Zlaticanin Bounces Back With First Round Destruction Tete, Dubois, Yarde, Skeete Return on February 10 Jessie Vargas: I Want To Conquer Welterweight Division! Cletus Seldin: My Career is Going Exactly How I've Wanted Nicola Adams Aims To Win a World Title in 2018 Tyson Fury: I Won't Be Forced Into Hard Fights Until I'm Fit!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement