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Erik Morales on Garcia KO Loss: It Had To End That Way!

By Rene Umanzur

During his 19-year career, former four division champion Erik Morales (52-9, 36KOs)competed at the highest level. Last Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Morales suffered a knockout in four rounds to the younger WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Morales admits that it took him a moment or two to regain his senses after going down from Garcia's left hook. Just days after the fight, the Tijuana boxer informed us that he has nothing to be ashamed of and his career was a great experience.

"I'm very pleased and excited with everything I've done. I have nothing to prove to myself. I know the ending was sad, but that was the way it had to happen - because otherwise I would not have realized that it's all over. I now understand that my body can not withstand this level of combat," said Morales.

"My career is over, that's a fact. I've retired from boxing. I just do not know if I'm going to make a farewell fight or not...it all depends on how I feel. I want to fight someone on even terms, at the same level, and win. I want people to see me for the last time in Tijuana. I'm happy with everything I've done in my career, to know that I had the opportunity [to acomplish everything that I wanted]. I get a lot of satisfaction, I have a lot of beautiful memories, unforgettable experiences, either way. I'm the first Mexican to win four full titles in four different weight divisions and no one can take that away."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CHOWWOKKA on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=Dorian;12642837]Morales Vs Mayweather. C`mon guys, Lets see it.[/QUOTE] Morales doesn't do to well with drug testing

Comment by Don Carlo on 10-29-2012

My favourite fighter always has been Erik Morales, a true warrior with elite level boxing skills, tough as nails & always fought the best & gave the fans their moneys worth. Fighters like Morales are a dying breed, a true…

Comment by FloydvsPac on 10-27-2012

Ended by ruining his own legacy.

Comment by Dorian on 10-27-2012

Morales Vs Mayweather. C`mon guys, Lets see it.

Comment by CAMPER on 10-27-2012

I think Morales would do better than ya'll are giving him credit for. Yea he got smoked by Garcia but that kid is a young lion. Marquez is a lot older, slower, and his style would better suit Morales. Don't…

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