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Eric Morel: I'm Going To Take Leo Santa Cruz To School!

By Rey Colon

In the opinion of Eric Morel (46-3, 23 KO's), his great performance against Abner Mares is the main reason that he was able to secure a second title shot in less than a year. Morel vows to do everything in his power defeat Leo Santa Cruz (20-0-1, 11 KO's) for the IBF's bantamweight champion on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout is taking place on the Showtime televised quadrupleheader, which features Saul Alvarez-Josesito Lopez in the main event.

"There are things in life. I think even though I lost to Mares, [they] understand that I gave a good show and that is why [they are] giving me the opportunity to fight again for a world title. And this time I want to take full advantage. These opportunities do not come every day," Morel said.

Morel said he feels more comfortable at 118 pounds. A few months ago he dropped a twelve round decision to Abner Mares, but the fight took place at super bantamweight.

"This is my weight, where I made great impressions. Since 2007 I've been fighting at 118-pounds and this is my real weight. Santa Cruz is young and fast and I saw him fighting with Carita Lopez. But he is good fighter, who throws a lot of punches but we're going to take him to school," Morel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 08-22-2012

Pisses me off seeing this a$$hole still get paydays. F*ck this dude. I hope he gets what's coming to him sooner rather than later. :nono:

Comment by Tomasio on 08-22-2012

[B][I]I doubt it VERY much Morel will take Santa Cruz to school..Santa Cruz doesn't have the power to stop Morel but he does throw NONSTOP PUNCHES IN BUNCHES from all angles for a full 12 rounds!!So I think it's gonna…

Comment by D-MiZe on 08-22-2012

Santa Cruz is going to be the first person to stop you, Morel. :boxing:

Comment by MASTER1454 on 08-22-2012

So he's going to take Santa Cruz to school, huh? What will he do next, molest him? Hope Santa Cruz beats fire & desire out that a$$......

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