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USADA Finds Irregularities in Erik Morales' Drug Test

By Rick Reeno

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, has informed BoxingScene.com that his company was advised by USADA [U.S. Anti-Doping Agency] that "irregularities" were discovered in a random drug test taken by former three division champion Erik Morales.

Morales is fighting WBA/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia in a rematch on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight is going to headline a Showtime televised quadrupleheader.

Because there are confidentiality agreements involved with the USADA testing protocol, Schaefer is legally prohibited from discussing the substance that USADA discovered in Morales' system.

"On Tuesday night, USADA informed us that there were irregularities in a test from Erik Morales," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com. "On Wednesday, USADA informed the respective camps and the [New York State Athletic] Commission as well. This process is going to have to play itself out."

Schaefer doesn't want Morales to be burned at the cross until the entire testing process plays out. Reportedly the parties are waiting for the outcome of Morales' B sample in order to confirm the substance in question.

As of right now, Morales is NOT out of the fight. Everything should be resolved in one form or another by tomorrow. However, several sources are indicating that Garcia-Morales [at least as of now] will move forward as scheduled. 

"I think what is important here, is that there is not going to be a witch hunt against Erik Morales. Let’s allow the process to play out," Schaefer said.

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

[QUOTE=puga;12617619]did he now ?..i thought he embarrased himself like he sharted his pants while ordering big mac at the front register of a mc donalds...coz he went missin in action ..and you ? :lol1:[/QUOTE] :twak::twak:

Comment by whitealltrac on 10-19-2012

Wait till the Gay guy beats your "purito macho" boxer, that my friend will be a total embarrassment!!

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 10-19-2012

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg;12617590]LOL at all the puerto ricans and such who now looking to call all mexicans cheat. you guys are whats wrong with boxing. At least mexicans arent fa[B]gz[/B] and quiters WUAHAHAHAHA[/QUOTE] Mosquitoes jumping rope....

Comment by Derranged on 10-19-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Burner;12618578]Wait until Broner rapes DeMarco. So many trolls will be banned for race baiting.[/QUOTE] Regardless of the outcome of that fight, the b[COLOR="Black"]itch[/COLOR]ing and race baiting will unbearable.

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

[QUOTE=Derranged;12618465]:lol1: at the people arguing about this throughout the night. Be prepared for another Mexican-Black e-war if Morales fails the second test.[/QUOTE] Wait until Broner rapes DeMarco. So many trolls will be banned for race baiting.

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