Erik Morales   Unan Decision by Danny Garcia
Date Mar 24, 2012
Time 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast HBO
Title WBC
Division Super Lightweight
Rounds 12
Venue Reliant Arena
Place Houston, Texas, USA


Danny Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) claimed the vacant WBC super lightweight world title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Erik Morales (52-8, 36 KOs). Garcia outworked Morales over the second half of the fight and floored the legend with a left hook in the eleventh to win by scores of 117-110, 116-112, 118-109.

Morales fought valiantly as a pro Mexican crowd tried to lift the veteran against the younger, stronger Garcia.

"He's a normal fighter, not a great fighter, but it seems like my age caught up to me tonight," Morales said through a translator. "There were a lot of things that happened here."

According to CompuBox statistics, Garcia landed 238 of 779 punches (31 percent), while Morales landed only 164 of 547 blows (30 percent).


Ring: Jr Welterweights
Morales No. 5
Garcia No.7


Morales goes into the bout as the last fighter to defeat Manny Pacquiao


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Carlos Molina
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Overall experience, ring guile, quality of opposition and sheer grit.

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