Erik Morales

12.07.2020 20:57

Erik Morales (born on the 01.09.1976, Tijuana, state Baja California, Mexico) – the former Mexican professional boxer. Under the tutelage of his father, a boxer himself, Jose Morales, at the age of five years began to go for boxing. His boxing career impressed – participating in 114 fights (108 wins) and obtaining of 11 titles in Mexican amateur boxing.

Morales made his professional debut at the age of 16, by knockouts of his opponent in 2 rounds. From 1993 to 1997 Erik won 26 fights in bantam weight class, 20 of which by knockout, including the wins over the former champions Kenny Mitchel and Hector Acero Sanchez.

On the 7-th of September 1997, at the age of 21, Erik won his first title of world champion, defeated the WBC champion in 2-d bantamweight class and the member of International Boxing Hall of Fame Daniel Zaragosa, via knock out in 11 round. Zaragosa was more experienced, but elder by 19 years. In his two first fights for defending the championship Morales by knockout won John Lowey in 7-th round and Remigio Molina in 6-th round. On the 16-th of May 1998 Moralez defeated the former world champion Jose Bueno knocked him out in 2-d round.

Later his career represented in sport the almost undefeated streak and significant fights (for example, against USA boxer Junior Jonson; Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera; American Kevin Kelly; South Korean fighter Jin Chi, Carlos Hernandez and others)

On August 4, 2007 Moralez fought David Diaz for WBC Lightweight title and lost through judges’ unanimous decision. It was Morales’ fifth loss in his last six bouts, upon which he announced his retirement from boxing. Two years later in one of his interview Erik said he would fight again after giving his body enough of time to rest, - his first comeback fight was held in 2010 against Jose Alfaro.

Currently Erik Moralez is one of the greatest boxers of the past called "Ell Terrible" –terrible. He became the first Mexican boxer in history, having won world titles in four different weight classes, – former champion of WBC and IBF super bantamweight; the WBC featherweight twice; the WBC and WBO super featherweight and lightweight.

Moreover, Erik Moralez represents a fighter’s prototype for franchise Fight Night, overstepped the bounds of game simulators, approached very close of sports genre. Moralez appeared among the fighters for Fight Night Round 3 and Fight Night Round 4 in lightweight class, but Erik’s character was not in Fight Night Champion, and that frustrated his fans a lot.

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