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 Last update:  10/6/2011       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Zaragoza: Morales The Real Four Time Champ, Not Arce
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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.

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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 at him but just the politics of boxing...[/QUOTE] Ok, so let's talk "politics of boxing." Mo...

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 is a bum and cotto is going to get his revenge WAR PUERTO RICO and morales is a bum fake cha...

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 the ring, and fight truly for the people. Morales is very crafty and he would give p...

comment by APPONO ASTOS, on 10-06-2011
[QUOTE=DempseyRollin]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 135 lbs to face the winner of linares vs demarco..so m...

comment by Spray_resistant, on 10-06-2011
Morales isn't even a top 20 LWW.

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