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