Championship Boxing Preview: Morales vs Garcia
DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Few have been a ringside witness to more boxing history than Al Bernstein. The voice of Showtime boxing has called some of the fight game’s greatest contests, and tomorrow night he will be doing it once again as one of the lighter weight classes all time greats, Erik Morales, rematches with one of its’ brightest young stars, the unbeaten Danny Garcia. The fight headlines a card that will feature three other championship fights at 7pm central time tomorrow night on Showtime.
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The two first fought this past March, with Garcia winning a unanimous decision over Morales in a fight that many felt showed a far more competitive Morales than expected. Garcia has since gone on to stop Amir Khan, catapulting him to the top of boxing’s junior welterweight division.
Like their first tilt in which Morales missed making the 140 pound weight limit, the rematch has also presented a qualifying problem for him. After testing positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance sometimes used to aid in weight loss, the fight’s status was in jeopardy. As of this writing, sources indicate that the fight will go on as planned. However, should Morales miss weight again (and Bernstein speculated that he likely might) Garcia has indicated that he will force Morales to lose the addition weight rather than opt for financial consideration. It will mark the first time that championship boxing has occurred in Brooklyn since The Dodgers still called the borough home.
Al Bernstein also has a new book out entitled “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports & TV” available now.
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