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Erik Morales could run out of luck against Danny Garcia

Thirty five year old WBC light welterweight champion Erik Morales (52-7, 36 KO’s) was more or less defeated for his second consecutive fight against little-known fringe contender Pablo Cesar Cano (22-1, 17 KO’s) inside a 10th round stoppage to assert the vacant World Boxing Council light welterweight strap last September.

Morales will now defend his title for the first time against #3 WBC ranked contender Danny Garcia (22-0, 14 KO’s) on March 24th in the still to be determined venue in Houston, Texas. Morales was hoping to get big fights up against the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, but he’s been pretty much ignored by each of them.

The thing is Morales isn’t considered the very best guy at 140, and you can say he’s nothing more than a paper champion at this time. He was beaten by Marcos Maidana last April in a very fight he deserved to shed and then looked terrible against 22-year-old Cano. The big fights aren’t likely to come for Morales; hence he’s defending his title versus the little known 23-year-old Garcia rather then facing one of several big stars for a money fight.

Approximately I like Morales as a fighter for the purpose he was in the past, I think he’s gonna lose soundly to Garcia in March and there is not really much Morales can perform to improve all of that. He recently had gallbladder surgery and that’s effectively pushed the Garcia fight into March, but it’s probably not planning to change a thing.

Garcia has the height, speed, power, reach and youth choosing him with this fight. Morales has the experience and the technical ability opting for him but that’s not really enough. Garcia will win this fight depending on size and youth alone. He’s a good fighter and will probably give Morales an attractive bad beating in taking his WBC title.

Uncertain where Morales can at this point once he loses. Maybe he could move down in weight if he is able to take off some of the flab he’s carrying around on his sides however I doubt it. He’s fighting at light welterweight given it leaves him weakened when he attempts to fight at 135.

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