Erik Morales To Help Train Jorge Paez Jr.

By Salvador Rodriguez

In a strange twist of fate, former four division world champion Erik Morales will help train welterweight contender Jorge Paez Jr. (37-5-1, 22KOs) for his ring return later in this year.

Morales was scheduled to face Paez on March 22 in Monterrey. He suffered a hand injury as the fight drew close and former champion Vivian Harris stepped in as a late replacement. In a fight most believed would be a mismatch, Harris pulled off a shocking upset with a ten round majority decision. The loss snapped a ten fight win streak.

A few weeks ago, Morales announced his retirement from the sport. He now wants to train fighters and plans to groom the skills of Paez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 07-11-2014

[QUOTE=PacmanP4PLegend;14741900]He was a great, great fighter, maybe he feels he can do something at a coaching level now..[/QUOTE] And what's the look you had in fight number 4 lmfao :nutkick:get over it already that shht is old fkn news whenever…

Comment by Build That Wall on 07-10-2014

Glad to see Morales is still in the sport but doing something other than fighting. It is good to see that he is making a contribution to the sport as a trainer. I hope he succeeds.

Comment by twrx on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=dinero fan;14742193]It does not matter what Morales teaches paez jr cause paez jr just sucks.[/QUOTE] Wow very insightful post man-_-

Comment by dinero fan on 07-10-2014

It does not matter what Morales teaches paez jr cause paez jr just sucks.

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-09-2014

Interesting. Morales is helping train Paez Jr and Marquez will be in Estrada's corner in his upcoming fight. It's nice to see 2 Mexican greats begin to transition to the corner work. Their experience and first hand take of the…

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