Found October 19, 2012 on
Philly Sports Live:
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 a vacant junior welterweight title. A lot of people are saying this is the final shot for Eric Morales.
This is the first fight to take place in Brooklyn since August 5th, 1931, when light heavyweight champion Maxie Rosenbloom outpointed Jimmy Slattery over 15 rounds to retain the title at Ebbets Field.
Danny Garcia said the following, “I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to open Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They haven’t had world championship boxing in Brooklyn for more than 80 years, and it’s going to be a really special night for me and the rest of the fighters on the show.”
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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...
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 [...]
Boxing returned to Brooklyn in triumphant fashion with four world title fights capped off by Danny Garcia’s (25-0, 16 KO’s) fourth round knockout of Erik Morales (52-9, 36 KO’s) to defend his Unified Super Lightweight World Championship in front of more than 11,000 fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday night.
Garcia was in command from the first round as...
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...
Unfortunately the legendary fighter has questions to answer.
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.
Dimitry Salida (34-1-1), fighting uncharacteristically in a six round bout, took a few stanzas to feel out unheralded Brandon Hoskins (16-2-1). By Round 5 action started to percolate, as Salida managed to stagger...
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...
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...