Found October 19, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
ESPN reported that boxer Erik Morales has failed a random drug test that is under the jurisdiction of the United States Anti-Doping Agency or USADA. Apparently, his fight against Danny Garcia this weekend still has the green light.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Erik Morales tested positive for clenbuterol. That drug is typically for individuals with a breathing problem such as asthma. Illegally, this drug is used to trim down weight. From an athletic perspective in a sport such as boxing, where weight needs to fluctuate quick, this is deemed a performance drug.
There is still hope that this whole ordeal is nothing but a quick hiccup. Golden Boy Promotions stated,
USADA said it could be a false positive. But from what I understand, they won’t know until the test on the “B” sample comes back, but that probably won’t be until after the fight.
Boxer Danny Garcia should raise some red flags. Of course, this bout could put in a lot of money in Garcia’s pockets, but risking his health and well-being is another story. Should the fight continue as they wait for the “B” sample to come in?
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Tweet According to a report from Halestorm Sports, veteran welterweight boxer Erik Morales (52-8-0 36 KOs) has tested positive for a banned substance leading up to his rematch with Danny Garcia (24-0-0, 15 KOs). The bout was scheduled to be the inaugural boxing event at the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Halestorm Sports reports that the [...]
Tonight, from the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., undefeated Philadelphia fighter Danny Garcia will defend his title in a rematch against Erik Morales for the WBC/WBA junior welterweight Title. The last time that Garcia fought Morales was in March from Houston. When Garcia fought Morales, Garcia dropped Morales in the 11th round and won a clear unanimous decision to claim...
Showtime will once more test its "more is better" theory on the airwaves Saturday, and this time the four-fight slate is a modest upgrade in quality over the last high-quantity Showtime card from this past summer.
The main event is not a dreadful-on-paper cruiserweight bout between Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode, but rather a rematch between two top junior welterweights...
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Full weights from Brooklyn, New York Danny Garcia (139.8) vs. Erik Morales (139.2) Paulie Malignaggi (146.2) vs. Pablo Cesaer Cano (148.4) Randall Bailey (147) vs. Devon Alexander (146.8) Hassan N’Dam (159) vs. Peter Quillin (159.2) Daniel Jacobs (161.2) vs. Josh Luteran (161.8) Stephen Upsher (148.6) vs. Luis Collazo (146.8) Saul Benitez (149.6) vs. Eddie Gomez
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Check back here for some updates from Jeff Pryor in the Barclays Center Saturday evening, headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales II.
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By Mick Akers With boxing being reintroduced to the Brooklyn area for the first time in over 80 years with the Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales rematch on October 20, having a packed house for the nationally televised bout is a no-brainer. To help obtain a packed house Saturday night, the Barclays Center is now [...]
The official weigh-ins for Showtime's stacked card from Brooklyn took place this afternoon. The card features Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales II, and despite the supposed failed drug test from Morales, the fight is still going off as planned, and there are many other great fights as well. Check out the official weigh-in results, including photos, videos and official weights for...
Full Results from Brooklyn, NY Peter Quillin def. Hassan N’Dam via UD (115-107,115-107,115-107) Devon Alexander def. Randall Bailey via UD (115-111,116-110,117-109) Dmitriy Salita def. Brandon Hoskins via UD (60-54,59-55,59-55) Danny Jacobs def. Josh Luteran via KO in R1 (1:13) Eddie Gomez def. Saul Benitez via KO in R2 (1:23) Luis Collazo def. Steve Upsher Chambers [...]
IBF Welterweight: Randall Bailey (43-7-0, 37 KOs) vs. Devon Alexander (23-1-0, 13 KOs)
What should have been an aggressive, all-out attack from Bailey, has been little more than another tepid round. Alexander has been very effective implementing his game plan and he is about to be rewarded for it. Bailey has thrown no haymakers in this last round and as a result this...