This Saturday at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas, two fighters will be battling for redemption and two will be fighting to establish themselves as main stage attractions in a fan favorite twin bill broadcast on HBO (10:15 p.m. ET).
In the curtain closer, Erik Morales (52-7, 36 KOs), veteran four-division world titlist and future hall of famer, makes the first defense of his dubious WBC junior welterweight belt against undefeated 24-year-old prospect Danny Garcia (22-0, 14 KOs).
Morales was essentially handed the WBC belt on a silver platter after a scheduled Morales-Lucas Matthysse bout for the vacant title fell apart and the unproven Pablo Cesar Cano was allowed to step in for Matthysse. The 22-year-old Cano, suffering two badly swollen eyes, would lose the contest via corner stoppage following the tenth round.
In this coming Saturday's contest, Morales faces another young challenger in Garcia, but one who is significantly more talented and experienced than Cano.
Garcia is comi...