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Zaragoza: Morales The Real Four Time Champ, Not Arce

By Miguel Rivera

Former champion Daniel Zaragoza, now a well respected trainer, gave his opinion on the continued debate between Mexican champions Erik Morales and Jorge Arce. Both fighters claim to be the first Mexican to win four titles in four weight divisions.

This past May, Arce knocked out Miguel Vazquez Jr. to win his fourth crown, the WBO super bantamweight title. Morales knocked out Pablo Cesar Cano in September to win the vacant WBC junior welterweight title, which is his fourth crown.

Zaragoza views Morales as the first Mexican to achieve this accomplishment, because Arce's title at 112-pounds was an interim belt. It should be noted that a young "El Terrible" retired Zaragoza in 1997. Morales knocked him out in eleven rounds to win his first world title, the WBC super bantamweight crown.

"I think Erik Morales is the real four time champion, because Arce won four titles [in four weight divisions] but one of them was an interim-title," Zaragoza said to BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1Sham on 10-06-2011

[QUOTE]he got beat by Diaz and then got beat by Maidana all in the space of afew fights. In his very next fight he walks into another WBC title fight against an unknown.Morales is a legend. This isnt a go…

Comment by PRBOXINGJOTO on 10-06-2011

make sense kid you forget that salido is holding on to juan mas belt the best 126 lb fighter right now and if you think cheato is going to win you dont know nothing about boxing becuase without plaster he…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 10-06-2011

Like its Morales fault that Matthysse pulled out? People talk too much but they would never dare step in the ring with either one of these 2 warriors. Arce and Morales come to fight, always give it their heart in…

Comment by Bermuda on 10-06-2011

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11259006]neither one of them really are imo. morales won a ibelt he didnt deserve against an opponent who didnt deserve to get the shot. lets keep it real.[/QUOTE] sad but true. I think morales mentioned his desire to return to…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 10-06-2011

Morales isn't even a top 20 LWW.

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