Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Erik Morales Expects Timothy Bradley To Get Stripped

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

On Tuesday, former three division champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales left the offices of the World Boxing Council, in the Zona Rosa, and went straight to the gym to continue his training. Morales met with the WBC to make a formal request to the sanctioning body to approve his upcoming fight - against Jorge "Hyena" Barrios on September 17 in Las Vegas - for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title.

The current WBC champion Timothy Bradley, has been inactive since winning the title in a unification bout with Devon Alexander in January. Due to an ongoing legal situation with his former promoters, Bradley does not expect to fight until next year.

After the meeting with Morales, the WBC sent a request for approval to its governing board, on the basis that "a former champion has the right to contend for the belt."

Morales expects the WBC's board to approve his request, and for Bradley to get stripped of his belt.

The WBC does not recognize Jorge Arce's claim as being the first Mexican boxer to win four world title in four weight divisions, because one of those titles was an "interim-belt." The sanctioning body will recognize Morales' claim, should the fight get sanctioned for the title.

The WBC's President, Jose Sulaiman, said - "If he wins, he will be the first Mexican to win four absolute titles in four weight divisions. It is a very tough fight. 'Hyena' hits hard. I think it will be a pretty good match because Erik is smart in the ring. "

Morales said - "This fight comes in good time. I'm glad that it's going to happen and we will be able to do something interesting, and go down in history. Barrios is a strong fighter who is always throwing punches straight ahead. He likes to work at a strong pace. I will train for eight weeks in Mexico City."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tlarry on 07-28-2011

Forget the legal trouble.... Bradley brought that on himself. Bradley doesn't want to fight anyone because he's a one and done Champ. He can't beat Pacquiao or Khan whom he backed out of for a 50/50 split. He can't beat…

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-27-2011

[QUOTE=Leohappy;10906089]no surprise there really. it just reinforces the majority opinion, that he doesn't want to fight atm period. if he had a good excuse i'm sure the alphabet organizations would've let him keep the belt for another 6 month cycle.…

Comment by Bierstadt on 07-27-2011

[QUOTE=throbk1974;10905446]the "green belt" used to mean something, now it's become the most laughed at organization/belt out there.[/QUOTE] The "green currency" used to mean something, too. Green's going out of fashion...

Comment by fceeviper on 07-27-2011

All Boxers; Don't defend....get stripped. Morales should retire, but he's right.

Comment by ernestot on 07-27-2011

i like erick ,but him fighting a bum like jorge barrioss just to get a waterdown belt is not all that cool.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better! "Fighting Words" - Five Biggest Storylines From This Busy Coming Weekend Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division Joseph Parker Taking Klitschko Lessons in The Ring With Ruiz Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surprised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card Saunders Admits Weight Issue, Needed 6 Months To Drop From 210 Photos: Jesus Cuellar Grinding Hard For Abner Mares Title Defense Fan Favorite Jose Ramirez Wants To Bring HBO Card To Fresno Zlaticanin: I Plan To Knock Mikey Garcia Out, He's Easy To Hit! Chavez Jr. Admits: If I Don't Beat Britsch - Then It's Time To Go! Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement