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 Last update:  3/2/2014       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
Erik Morales Withdraws From Paez Fight With Hand Injury
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By Salvador Rodriguez

Former world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales has confirmed that he is unable to go forward with a planned welterweight fight on March 22 against Jorge'Maromerito' Paez, which was scheduled to be the main event of a Zanfer Promotions card at the Arena Monterrey in Mexico.

Morales suffered a hand injury during camp. The Tijuana idol went to a doctor, who examined the injury and refused to grant him permission to move forward with the Paez contest. It would have been Morales' first fight in 17 months, after getting knocked out in October 2012 against Danny Garcia in New York.

"I did the relevant evaluations [on the injury] and [the doctor] recommend that I do not fight. There was an injury to the knuckle of the index finger of my right hand. I will try to reschedule the fight. I feel very sad because I was already had eight weeks of preparation. I should rest for at least two months without hitting anything. We'll see what comes. I hope to recover and continue with my plans," said Morales.

Paez will now reportedly fight on the date against rough veteran Breidis Prescott (27-5, 20KOs) of Colombia.

Tags: Erik Morales , Breidis Prescott , Jorge Paez Jr. , Morales-Paez , Morales vs. Paez , Paez-Prescott , Paez vs. Prescott


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Hand Injury= Means He's Not Ready, Camp Has More Difficult Than Expected, He's Done
comment by TLC8, on 03-03-2014
This guy is just going to get steamrolled... time to go away. We don't need a send off farewell fight. ESPN Classic can just roll back your fights with Pacquioa and Barerra and that's good enough for us all. You're going to get severely hurt in the ring with anyone other than a tomato can, and no...

comment by VanillaIce, on 03-02-2014
The rumor in Mexico is that Morales is suffering from terrible headaches and may not continue fighting despite that he needs a buck. If this is true, maybe is time to say bye bye

comment by O.H. Canada, on 03-02-2014
Morales clearly didn't anticipate his career getting to this sad point when he thought of the nickname "El Terrible". Glad this got called off. Hope he recovers and stays healthy though.

comment by Sugar Adam Ali, on 03-02-2014
Glad this fight got cancelled,,, I like morales, and would still watch him fight, but not vs young guys,, Morales needs to be on the senior boxing circuit and fight guys like Castillo, judah, pauli, maybe jmm

comment by NearHypnos, on 03-02-2014
Against Prescott? Forgot about him. And thank the boxing gods morales withdrew... Jesus

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