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Spadafora Ready To Replace Morales, Fight Garcia

By Bill Emes

The news broke yesterday that Eric Morales reportedly tested positive for Clenbuterol. USADA [United States Anti Drug Agency] informed Golden Boy Promotions, and both fighters, that there were issues with a drug test taken by Morales. It is still 100% unclear whether the Danny Garcia will defend his WBC/WBA junior welterweight titles against Morales on Saturday at the brand new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.  While Golden Boy's CEO Richard Schaeffer insists all parties will await the outcome of Morales' B sample, the New York State Athletic Commission has yet to weigh in on the matter.

There are conflicting reports on when the B sample will return. Some reports indicate the result will not return until after the fight, while other sources are stating that USADA will have the result back today. If the B sample comes back positive, Garcia's team may walk away from the fight.

Should Morales be scratched from the card for the irregular test and Danny Garcia is left without a dance partner, Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora and his team have declared themselves ready, willing, and able to take the fight on short notice.

Spadafora, who boasts an undefeated record of 46-0-1, is on the comeback trail and most recently defeated rugged veteran Humberto Toledo at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in West Virginia.  After defeating Toledo, Spadafora returned to the gym and has been actively training for a fight on December 1st, likely vs Solomon Egberime (22-3-1) of Las Vegas by way of Australia.

Joe Horn, attorney for Spadafora confirms he spoke late yesterday evening with Golden Boy’s David Itskowitch to make it known that Paul is available should they need a late sub for Morales.

“It’s not certain what will happen with the irregular test, and Golden Boy feels strongly that the fight will proceed…. But should Morales become unavailable, I’ve made it very clear that Paul will be on the next flight to New York to take on Garcia” said Horn, attorney for Spadafora.  “Paul is on weight, and is willing, ready, and able to take on Garcia this Saturday night.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 10-20-2012

Spaddy KO's Garcia

Comment by theallstar on 10-20-2012

Nice try by Spadafora but does anyone think he has anything left? I mean how can any of this be taken seriously. Garcia would kill Spadafora. Spadafora is just looking for another payday. What a joke!

Comment by Corelone on 10-19-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;12619665]spadafora is the guy floyd ducked. no one wants to fight this guy. 46-0.[/QUOTE] His issues are outside the ring and the record was built a while back. Still, it's better than no fight and a zero would be at…

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 10-19-2012

So all of sudden they will fight a lefty? Yea ok.

Comment by daggum on 10-19-2012

spadafora is the guy floyd ducked. no one wants to fight this guy. 46-0.

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