Fading Away: Erik Morales to Face Jorge Paez, Jr.


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In his last fight, more than a year-and-a-half ago, Morales was brutally knocked out by Danny Garcia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This is a hell of a way to sully a legacy. To make matters worse, Morales failed two pre-fight drug tests, but was permitted to keep testing by the SNAFU New York State Athletic Commission until he finally passed. In retrospect, it would have been better for “El Terrible” if he had been disqualified from competing. That night, he hit the deck like a man who had been sideswiped by a Crown Vic. But the fierce pride that allowed Morales to win seven world titles in four weight classes—and made him a Mexican sporting icon—is now a sputtering wick, waiting for a final gust of wind to blow out the spark. READ MORE FROM REMEZCLA.

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