Saturday 24 March 2012

Erik Morales loses title on the scales!

The two fighters go head-to-head at the weigh-in.
Yesterday at the weigh-in for Erik Morales Vs Danny Garcia, Mexico's Morales lost his WBC light-welterweight title on the scales.

Morales weighed in at 142 pounds which is 2 pounds over the division weight limit. This means he cannot retain his title even he is victorious against unbeaten fighter Danny Garcia.

Garcia, who weighed in at 139.5 pounds must still defeat Morales to win the title. Any other outcome will result in the title being vacated.
Garcia looks in top condition as he steps onto the scales.

There is a big gap in experience between the two fighters. Morales, 35, has a record of 52-7-0 and Garcia, 24 is unbeaten with 22-0-0.

This is the first time Garcia will fight for a world title but many people believe he will have the edge over Morales after his performances in his recent fights, and now that he knows that Morales has struggled with his weight he will have even more confidence going into the fight in Houston, Texas.

The fight was originally scheduled for January but was rearranged due to the fact Morales had to undergo gallbladder surgery.  The action will start in the early hours of Sunday morning and will be shown live on SkySports.

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