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WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales tipped the scale at 142 losing his title on the scale. Danny Garcia
came in .5 below the contract weight of 139.5. The 35 year-old from Tijuana, Mexico, was struggling to make weight
and rumor is that didn’t he eat for couple of days. He was also fined $50,000 for being 2 pounds over.
“El Terrible”, one of the greatest fighters in Mexican history, is the first Mexican to win belts in four weight classes (junior featherweight, featherweight, junior lightweight and junior welterweight) and he has never ducked anyone but after losing 4 times in a row and a 2 and half year retirement in 2010, its best for Morales to hang them up after this fight.
Danny Garcia is only 24 years-old, is hungry and as much as I want Morales to win, I will be watching this fight with one eye closed. I know we said the same thing when he faced Marcos Maidana but a cat has so many lives.
The fight was originally scheduled for Jan. 24 but Morales had to postpone it in late December because he needed gall bladder surgery and a month to recover.
In the “World Championship Boxing” co-feature, junior middleweight contenders James Kirkland (30-1,
27 KOs) of Austin, Texas and Chicago’s Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KOs) will square off in a scheduled 12-round bout that could propel the winner into a world title fight.
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