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Ivan Morales, Brother of Erik, Inks Pact With Golden Boy

LOS ANGELES - As the younger brother of legendary and future Hall of Famer Erik "El Terrible" Morales and former World Champion Diego "Pelucho" Morales, unbeaten junior bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales has some of the best bloodlines in the sport. Now with the signing of a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, he will also have the best backing as he chases after a world championship.

"As the brother of Erik and Diego Morales, you know that Ivan Morales learned to fight from the best, but he's proven himself in the ring as well and I can't wait to see how far he can go in the future," said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. "When you mix his technical skills, power and speed with his youth and determination, I have no doubt that Ivan will eventually be a world champion in multiple divisions."

"Everyone knows that the best fighters in the world are on the Golden Boy team and I'm proud to be associated with them," said Morales. "It's an honor and I'm willing to put in the work and fight anyone they put in front of me to get there."

Twenty-year-old Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KO's) pays homage to his eldest sibling with the nickname "Terrible II" and he's now starting to build his own legacy in the family business. A southpaw with impressive power, the Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico native turned professional in 2009 and has yet to taste defeat in the ring. In 2011, he went 7-0 with five knockouts and he's expecting to have another busy year in 2012, which has started with knockout wins over Ricardo Armenta in February and Edgar Martinez in April, the latter victory earning him his first pro title, the WBC International Silver Super Flyweight belt.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;12410716]I wonder how much time until Golden Boy destroys this guy due to poor matchmaking.[/QUOTE] Poor matchmaking? Yes, perhaps....but probably poor matchmaking in terms of keeping his '0' until he's a big money draw. And as a side note, nowadays…

Comment by Ringlife on 08-08-2012

GBP will put this kid on PPV undercards in the future.

Comment by spoonwars on 08-08-2012

I wonder how much time until Golden Boy destroys this guy due to poor matchmaking.

Comment by TheGunslinger on 08-08-2012

Awesome news can't wait to watch him on an undercard or American TV soon. He looks like a very good prospect from youtube clips I've seen.

Comment by UTEP on 08-08-2012

[QUOTE=ABOSWORTH;12410402] :lol1: I just did a google image search and it's scary. Not because of the face tattoo but the astounding number of gay pictures that come up. :ugh: Google his name at your own risk. There must be some…

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