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 Last update:  3/25/2012       Read more by Alfredo Jaime Gomez         
   
Erik Morales: I Thought I Would Dominate, Win By KO
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By Alfredo Jaime Gomez, notifight.com

Former four division world champion Erik Morales (52-8, 36KOs) conceded defeat on Saturday night, and gave credit to Danny Garcia (23-0, 14KOs), who won a twelve round unanimous decision over the Mexican veteran at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.

Morales admits the years have caught up to him. He failed to make weight on Friday, coming at 142-pounds and looked to be out of shape in the contest. If Morales continues to fight, he would like to have a farewell bout in Mexico.

"I'm going to relax and think about what I'm going to do in the future. In the eleventh round I had him, but he hurt me with that punch to the jaw. He caught me and knocked me down. I honestly thought that I would dominate and knock him out, but never mind. Danny is young and hits hard. He is a normal fighter, not great, but it seems that [on Saturday] the weight of the years have taken their toll," Morales said.

Tags: Erik Morales , Danny Garcia , Morales-Garcia , Morales vs Garcia


 

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comment by boxingfan4life, on 03-26-2012
[QUOTE=Best in Boxing]wait, you mean like the lineal champion mosley that he fought.... or the one coming off two crappy fights that Pac fought .... and AFTER roach had BLATANTLY said that they didn't wanna fight mosley when he was the champion because he was TOO GOOD?? Or do you mean the Marq...

comment by Dustaine, on 03-26-2012
[QUOTE=Best in Boxing]wait, you mean like the lineal champion mosley that he fought.... or the one coming off two crappy fights that Pac fought .... and AFTER roach had BLATANTLY said that they didn't wanna fight mosley when he was the champion because he was TOO GOOD?? Or do you mean the Marq...

comment by Njord777, on 03-26-2012
That was definitely a prime example of an ageing hall of fame fighter losing a step or three before our eyes, and battling on. He looked a bit flabbier again to me, after looking a bit better than I'd seen him in awhile against Maidana and he wasn't as sharp as he'd been in that fight. If ...

comment by Hougigo, on 03-26-2012
I thought he did better than the cards said..... don't worry, Danny will lose it when he faces real competition.

comment by DominiBox, on 03-26-2012
It's time to say good bye Erick!

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