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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!

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