Advertisement
Advertisement

Erik Morales: Beating Garcia is Important To My Career

By Rene Umanzor

Former four division champion Erik Morales (52-8, 36KOs) says a lot is on the line when he faces WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15KOs) on October 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Garcia decisioned Morales, 36-years-old, after dropping him in the eleventh round back in March. Morales exercised a rematch clause to get Garcia back in the ring. Morales was out of shape for their March fight and for the first time in his long career he was unable to make weight.

A loss could mean retirement, which is why a victory over Garcia is very important to the Mexican icon.

"I have a very good feeling, a lot of desire. I'll put in the effort to get [that championship], it's something personal and getting this victory is important for my career - and that's why we spent several months training," Morales said.

"[My return after a long layoff goes] beyond having a second wind - it's about dignity. This is a serious fight...[for] a world championship....a rematch - and I can not wait to [get in there already]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JmH Reborn on 10-03-2012

Painful to admit, but I think Morales is going down within 8. Danny showed too much respect for Erik and fought cautiously. He will be coming hard at Erik from the bell I think and it'll be Morales heart that…

Comment by Toltec77 on 10-03-2012

[QUOTE=George Nada;12572120]Win or lose Morales needs to retire after this. He has nothing left to prove. I hope he goes out with a decisive win though.[/QUOTE] I totally agree, age has caught up to him pretty much, but he still…

Comment by Toltec77 on 10-03-2012

[QUOTE=arizashakes;12570482]Come on Morales! Hopefully he'll pull off a shocker.[/QUOTE] I hope so too, but Danny has the youth on his side that could be the deciding factor.:boxing:

Comment by johncods on 10-02-2012

He can do it. He was beating garcia in the 1st fight before he slowed down. If can come in much better shape than the 1st fight he has a great shot.

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 10-02-2012

[QUOTE=George Nada;12572120]Win or lose Morales needs to retire after this. He has nothing left to prove. I hope he goes out with a decisive win though.[/QUOTE] x2 on retiring and hoping he goes out w/a win!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash Marquez Pleads With Canelo, De La Hoya To Make Golovkin Fight Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin Lolenga Mock Outscores David Becarra Over Ten Rounds Callum Smith Hits Washington To Scout Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Fury Just Wants To Be Left Alone To Enjoy a Chicken Sandwich Francisco Vargas Granted Temporary License, Must Submit To Additional Testing Vasyl Lomachenko: Nicholas Walters Kept Making Excuses Rances Barthelemy-Mickey Bey Tops PBC on Spike, June 3 Photos: Badou Jack, James DeGale, Bute, Medina Ready To Fight Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits The Campaign Trail in Senate Bid News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Make Weight For Battle All Fighters Make Weight For Showtime Double In D.C. Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins Gaiyanghadaogym, Sithsamerchai Claim Wins In Thailand Frampton: Leo Santa Cruz's Style is Made For Me, 100% I'll Win Jeff Horn Targets WBO Title Showdown With Jessie Vargas Photos: Joshua, Haye, Groves, McGuigan Hit BT Sport Awards Golovkin's Promoter: If Kell Brook is Serious, We Can Discuss It Nacho Says 'Perfect Fight' Will Still See Khan Get Blasted By Canelo Video: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Final Press Conference Patrick Nielsen-Denis Douglin Set For May 28 in Denmark De La Hoya: Canelo Has Surpassed What I Accomplished at His Age Video: Roman Martinez on Overcoming Lomachenko Defense Stevenson Motivated To Reach Childhood Dream of Olympic Gold Tyson Fury: I Wish I Had Anthony Joshua's C**k, I Bet It's Big Manny Pacquiao Shocked at Kidnap Plot, Requests Added Security Video: DeGale on Facing Lucian Bute if He Shocks Badou Jack
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement