Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Erik Morales Talks Retirement, Passing The Torch, More

By Miguel Rivera

Erik Morales (52-8, 36KOs) won four titles in four divisions in his long career. The 35-year-old boxer returned to Mexico with his head held high, discussed his future and the next generation of Mexican fighters.

Last Saturday Morales was beaten by Danny Garcia (23-0, 14KOs) over twelve rounds of action in Houston, Texas. Morales failed to make weight for the fight, coming in two pounds over the limit and he looked out of shape.

Morales wants to have a farewell fight in Mexico and then retire from the sport.

"I had problems making the junior welterweight limit at Friday's weigh-in. I was two pounds overweight and I lost my belt, but that's an indication of [the state of] my body. During the fight with Danny, I couldn't fight my fight, my body did not respond and I have to [leave boxing]," Morales said.

"I will fight [once more] in Mexico, my farewell will be in Tijuana [later] this year. For now I will take vacation with my family and discuss my future, but it is a fact that I will not return for any more fights in the United States."

Once Morales retires at the end of the year, he believes his 20-year-old brother, bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales (16-0, 11KOs), could be the next Mexican superstar.

"This my second time where I've been asked - 'well, on the day that you leave boxing, who will you pass the flag to?' I've watched my brother Ivan Morales fight, and he is very good and if he tries he can be my successor. He will become the next great fighter Mexican," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 03-27-2012

Morales you had a good run but now it's time to retire.

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=RoidRage;11939995]Morales NEVER HAD the torch[/QUOTE] Im thinking this is the first time you've seen el Terrible fight. Noob ... so :bryce:

Comment by Lostlinka on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=RoidRage;11941099]The same Morales who lost to the GREAT Raheem?[/QUOTE] I'm sure a future hall-of famer could give a crap about you hating on him. Morales has nothing more to prove so just STFU.

Comment by RINGG on 03-27-2012

Morales should seriously consider getting into training fighters.

Comment by RoidRage on 03-27-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;11940932]Pacquiao took his torch a long time ago. If Morales still has a torch, he borrowed it from Maidana.[/QUOTE] The same Morales who lost to the GREAT Raheem?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter: Dallas Should Be Frontrunner For Rematch Miguel Cotto Exec: Canelo-GGG Outcome Does Not Alter Plans Photos: Oscar Vadez Putting in Work For Genesis Servania Bout Canelo's Manager Not Sure if Golovkin Rematch Happens in May Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Open Workouts Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Chris Avalos Fight News: Nate Green, Seldin-Garrido Undercard, FightNight Live Nelson: Wilder Can Change Perception With Big Win Over Ortiz Arum: Golovkin Won Easy; What Were Byrd and Trella Watching?! Photos: Rio Ferdinand Holds Presser To Announce Boxing Career Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy Prefers To Do Immediate Rematch Gary Corcoran Hopes Jeff Horn Title Fight is Finalized Soon Parker vs. Fury - Terry O'Connor Replaced As Referee WBC Prez: Golovkin Went Forward All Night, Dominated Action! Haye vs. Bellew Rematch - Deal Getting Close For December 17 Carl Frampton on Inking Deal With MTK, Targeting Big Names Hughie Fury: Parker Is Obviously Overlooking Me, Eyeing Joshua GGG's Promoter: Judge Who Scored Draw Must Also Take Blame! Joshua: Parker Quite Strong, Could Stop Hughie Fury Late Golovkin Promoter Not Sure if Cotto Would Fight GGG in December Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Golovkin Post-Fight Mania Frank Warren Discusses Canelo-Golovkin Outcome, Scoring Euro News: Filip Hrgovic, Tom Schwarz, Denis Radovan, More Warrington vs. Ceylan: Jack Massey Added To The Card George Foreman: I'm Shocked McGregor Hit Mayweather Like That Hopkins: Golovkin on The Decline, He Didn't Get Better! Kevin Lerena To Return in February, First Defense at Home Dmitry Kudryashov Only Focused on The Ring, Not World News Canelo-Golovkin Controversial draw shocks fans and gamblers Arum: This is What They Get For Letting Byrd Do Canelo-Golovkin! Gennady Golovkin's Promoter on The Canelo Rematch Clause Rohan Murdock Aiming For a Knockout Victory on October 14 Photos: Mario Barrios vs. Naim Nelson - Official Weights NSAC Head: No Corruption, Byrd Feels Terrible Over Canelo-GGG Saunders Now Hoping To Have Unification With Golovkin Photo: Jorge Linares in Top Form For Luke Campbell Defense Nonito Donaire vs. Ruben Hernandez Now For WBC Silver Title Barthelemy-Ramirez Ticket Specials For PBC Card on Sept. 26 Tyson Fury Pleads With UKAD To Render Decision on His Career NSAC Director Won't Put Byrd Back in Soon, But Still Will Judge
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement