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Erik Morales vs. Willie Limond for the vac WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship
From Boxing talk.
August 16, 2010
WBC HANDING ERIK MORALES A TITLE IN DEVON THE GREAT'S WEIGHT CLASS!
Have they no shame?
Press Release: Integrated Sports Media will showcase Mexican great Erik “Terrible” Morales to American boxing fans once again September 11th, headlining the “Mexican Fiesta” pay-per-view event live from Mexico City. Morales goes for his 50th career win in the 12-round main event against Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs). [Editor's note: the shame of this fight is that the greedy WBC will create a new championship, the 140-pound "diamond championship". Devon Alexander won the WBC title at this weight class but now the WBC is muddying the waters with a second champion in this category. Even worse, the WBC has ignored its own ratings, letting Morales fight Willie Limond for the title even though Limond does not appear in the WBC's ratings. So much for integrity.]
“We’re excited to bring U.S. boxing fans the second comeback fight for living legend Erik Morales, who is the last man to defeat Manny Pacquiao,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. “It’s a privilege for Integrated Sports Media to air this living legend’s continued comeback. The rest of the card is loaded with interesting fights that insure an entertaining night of boxing.”
“Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Grupo Empresarial Matiz, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
Three-division world champion Morales (49-6, 34 KOs), who returned this past March 27, after 2 ½ years of inactivity, defeating Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro (23-6, 20 KOs) by a 12-round decision, is on a mission to become the first Mexican to capture world titles in four different weight classes.
Morales goes for his 50th career win in the 12-round main event on “Mexican Fiesta” against WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship [WTF!!!]
One of the most revered Mexican fighters of all-time, Morales’ list of victims over the years reads like a Who’s Who list of boxing stars: Manny Pacquiao, Marco Antonio Barrera, Pauli Ayala, Wayne McCullough, Junior Jones, Carlos Hernandez, Jesus Chavez, Guty Espada, Jr. (twice), Daniel Zaragoza and Kevin Kelly.
Former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (39-6, 23 KOs) takes on European flyweight titlist Andrea Sarritzu (34-4-4, 12 KOs), of Italy, in the 12-round co-feature.
In a female super flyweight battle of champions, WBC titlist Ann Marie “La Guerrera” Torres (21-3-2, 13 KOs), of Mexico, takes on WIBF and GBU champion Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (25-1, 9 KOs), of Germany, in a 10-rounder.
Unbeaten Juan Carlos “Miniburgos” Burgos (24-0, 16 KOs) goes against Filipino upset specialist Joan de Guai in a 12-round match.
A pair of 25-year-olds from Mexico City, Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (23-1-1, 19 KOs) and Rey Sanchez, square-off in a 12-round match for a meaningless lightweight title.
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So now theres a WBC Diamond and WBC Silver title,, aswell as the regular WBC title and WBC interim title... lol what a joke.
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I read it thought wtf diamond title.. I see everyone else did as well..
WBC belts should just be null and void..
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ha, this is why all the stats in boxing are virtually worthless nowadays. well guys, Morales will be the first Mexican to win a title in 4 weight classes....even though its totally horsehit.
every '5 time champion' or '4 weight class champion' stat is more or less an empty stat now with about...7 championship belts in each weight class now.
A shame, because back when there was only 1 or 2 belts, that actually was a very impressive thing to do, lol.
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fuk with these belts...wasn't Pac vs Cotto also for WBC Diamond belt?
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