By Miguel Rivera
The Boxing Commission of Tijuana is going to fully support Erik Morales' decision to have a farewell fight in 2013. The Mexican icon wants to retire in Tijuana with one final fight before his loyal countrymen. Juan Carlos Pelayo, who's President of that Commission, is on board with the match.
“Erik has been the pride of Tijuana and for Mexican boxing. It's only fair that he has a worthy farewell from the ring,” stressed Pelayo.
Pelayo stated that the support of the Commission will only be for Morales' retirement match. If Erik later wants to keep going with his boxing career, that would be a different matter.
Morales (52-9, 36KOs) captured four divisional crowns in his Hall of Fame career. At only 36-years-old, the Mexican warrior's body is feeling the full brunt of the numerous wars that he was involved in over the years. After nearly three years of being away from the ring, he returned in 2010 and went 4-3 in his latest campaign. He lost three of his last four fights, including a vicious knockout at the hands of Danny Garcia in October.