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Photo of the Day: ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Mexican Legend, Erik Morales at Mexican Independence Day Parade

by on Sep.08, 2014, under Boxing News


Photo courtesy Abel Sanchez/K2 Promotions

LOS ANGELES, CA, Los Angeles, September 8, 2014 — Sunday afternoon, Boxing’s fastest rising star, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN received well wishes for his upcoming bout from Mexican Boxing Legend, ERIK “El Terrible” MORALES as both were special guests of the East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in Los Angeles.

Golovkin will face WBC Interim Middleweight Champion MARCO ANTONIO “El Veneno” RUBIO at “Mexican Style” on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (continue reading…)

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Erik Morales Fails to Meet Weight, Stripped of Belt

by on Mar.24, 2012, under Boxing News

by John Martinez

[Editor's note:  This first appeared on Boxscore News, but was reprinted courtesy of the author] 

Looking soft and without his regular definition, Erik Morales was stripped of his junior welterweight title belt after failing to meet the 140 pound weight limit for his upcoming Saturday tilt with Danny Garcia. Entering the weigh-in two pounds over the required limit, the 35-year old Morales opted to not risk weakening himself in order to lose the weight overnight as a result he will forfeit $50,000 of his $1 million dollar purse. But in something only found in the bizarre world of boxing, the title now becomes vacant and if Morales can be victorious Saturday he will regain his title despite not fighting at the required weight.

With his 10 round TKO over Pablo César Cano last September, Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) became the first Mexican national to ever receive a title in four unique weight classes. But the boxing legend appears to have his work cut out for him as his 24-year-old challenger from Philadelphia, Garcia (22-0, 14 KOs), appears to be in top condition tipping the scales at 139 1/2. (continue reading…)

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Mexican Legend Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales Faces Undefeated Rising Star Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia on January 28 for the WBC Super Lightweight Title at Reliant Arena in Houston Live on HBO Boxing After Dark

by on Dec.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Plus, Texas Native James ‘Mandingo Warrior’ Kirkland Faces Hard-Hitting ‘King’ Carlos Molina in a Junior Middleweight Co-Featured Bout 

HOUSTON, TX, December 15, 2011 —  To kick off the 2012 boxing year, Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino Promotions will deliver a night of boxing that no fight fan will want to miss when future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales defends his WBC Super Lightweight title against unbeaten Philadelphian Danny “Swift” Garcia and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, fresh off of his thrilling fight against Alfredo Angulo, battles “King” Carlos Molina on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas in an HBO Boxing After Dark televised doubleheader that airs at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, go on sale on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. CT and may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Reliant Stadium box office south ticket windows. (continue reading…)

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“Star Power” Gets an All-Mexico World Championship Showdown: Unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano Replaces Lucas Matthysse in WBC Bout Against Erik Morales

by on Sep.11, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 10, 2011 — Mexico City’s Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, the WBC’s leading available contender and a young and hungry Mexican phenom has agreed to step in and face Erik Morales on next Saturday’s “STAR POWER” mega-event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View®. Cano got his chance after Morales’ original opponent, Lucas Matthysse, withdrew from the bout earlier in the week due to a viral infection.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t refuse it,” said the 21-year-old Cano who will face Morales for the WBC Super Lightweight World Championship. “I have grown up watching Erik Morales. I know both his strengths and weaknesses. While it’s an honor to fight him, I have the style to beat him and win my first world championship, which is the dream of every fighter.” (continue reading…)

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“STAR POWER: MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ” the Mexican Independence Day Event for All Generations

by on Sep.08, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 7, 2011 — Throughout the history of boxing, generations of family members have come together to watch the sweet science.  Whether it was fathers and sons watching fights together or grandfathers buying tickets to take their grandsons to stadiums or arenas, the sport has always been a family affair.  Now, with top pay-per-view events being televised live nationwide, it’s not uncommon for three generations (or more) to gather in the same room and share in the thrills of major prize fights.

This is certainly true with boxing’s massive Mexican and Mexican-American fan bases and it’s no accident that there’s a major fight card on the Saturday of Mexican Independence Day weekend every year.  It’s an ideal night for bringing these families together and this year is no different with “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” Saturday, Sept. 17 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as well as STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.  This event will provide the kind of ultra high quality fight card from top to bottom that offers something for fans of every generation. (continue reading…)

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