Advertisement
Advertisement

Erik Morales To Withdraw: Garcia Bout Likely in Feb, March

By Miguel Rivera

WBC junior welterweight champion Erik Morales has advised multiple sources in Mexico that he will not go forward with a planned defense against Danny Garcia on January 28th at Reliant Arena in Texas. Last week, the Mexican star felt sick and had immediate gallblader surgery at a hospital in Mexico City.

On Monday, the doctors informed Morales that he needed a few more weeks of rest. The fight was going to be televised in the United States on HBO. Morales asked Golden Boy Promotions to postpone the bout. A date of February 18th, or the first two weeks of March, are possible periods to reschedule the fight.

"Ultimately I will not fight. The doctors recommended more rest after the gallbladder operation and I think in a fight that is so important, it is best not to give any advantage to a fighter like Danny Garcia. I didn't ask them to cancel the fight, only to postpone the date. We'll see what we can set this week," Morales told Sal Rodriguez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MexicanPoster on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;11610987]Who is he fighting?[/QUOTE] Maidana said he would defend his WBA title against Soto in early 2012, but if Maidana refused, then they'll find a replacement. [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/maidana-vs-soto-discussed-early-2012-says-lozada--44599[/url] But one thing is for sure. Soto will fight and win his 4th…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=LaMexicanMigra;11610974]Soto's next fight is for the vacant WBA belt in March, which would be his 4th title in 4 divisions. fighting D. Garcia in January will stall his chance to fight for that WBA belt. Soto has made close to…

Comment by MexicanPoster on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=Elphomega;11606080]Based on what do you say that? Who he has fought? He made less than 30,000 in his fight against Alfaro, he made less than 25,000 in his fight against De Jesus. Why he shouldn't take this fight other than…

Comment by MexicanPoster on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;11603804]If this is true, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Soto is such a chicken sh!t it's not even funny. He's ducked so many fighters you can make a starting five basketball team. Here are a few that I…

Comment by MexicanPoster on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=Elphomega;11603678]GBP offered Soto the fight a week ago. He said no. -chicken-[/QUOTE] They told him it would be a non-title fight. Soto is the #1 ranked 140lber and Garcia is #2. The rule is, if the champion (Morales) is ill,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26? Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua's Return, DeGale, Jack, Smith Amir Khan: I Want The Danny Garcia Fight, I Want Him in May Malignaggi vs. El Mousaoui in Line For EBU Clash, Bundu Stripped Brook: I've Faced Death, Golovkin is Fun - I'll Rip Into Him! Canelo: When My Body is Ready, I'll Take on Anyone and Everyone Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia Tops 10/14 Card in Philly Joseph Diaz Jr. Feels He’s Close to a Title Shot After Cancio Fight Joseph Parker's Handlers Interested in Facing David Price Next Daniel Jacobs Wants To ‘Hurt’ Sergio Mora, ‘Shut That Trap Of His’
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement