Erik Morales Looks For A Last Hurrah

Erik Morales: A Mexican Legend of Our Time

Erik Morales has already achieved more than enough to ensure he can one day look back on a Hall of Fame career with pride. Perhaps most famously he will be remembered for his trilogies with the other foremost fighters of his era – Marco Antonio Barrera & Manny Pacquiao. It is perhaps an indication of Morales’ name brand equity that he was for several months muted as a potential alternative opponent to Manny Pacquiao for Floyd Mayweather – this despite being on the downward slope of a career that has brought with it so much success & so many fan friendly fights. The Mexican icon’s last 11 bouts have brought with them 5 wins & 6 losses. Predictably enough, though, as with many greats in the past – the toll extracted by father time has transformed a great boxer into a great fighter – as evidenced by his stellar & highly gutsy performance against the knockout artist Marcos Maidana.

Bookmakers make Danny Garcia (-250 or 2/5) a strong favorite against Morales (+250 or 5/2); none of which will deter El Terrible‘s fervent fan-base from the belief that one last hurrah in a career that has already brought with it a lengthy title reign at featherweight; storied trilogies & adversity overcome in the face of the best opponent’s his era had to offer is if not likely, certainly possible.

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