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BROOKLYN BEATDOWN Garcia Stops Morales in Round 4 at Barclays

BY Michael Woods ON October 20, 2012
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11GarciaIMG 5646Danny Garcia went 57-220, while Morales, at or near the end of the road, went 40-124.

Danny Garcia might just have sent Erik Morales into retirement at the Barclays Center in Prospect heights, Brooklyn on Saturday night. This was the opening night for boxing at the building, which opened on Sept. 28, with a Jay-Z show, and Garcia ended the night with a concussive bang; his left hook almost removed Morales' head from his shoulders, in the fourth round.

The Philly fighter Garcia came in holding two 140 pounds belts. Morales came in with a cloud over his head, having failed drug tests taken on Oct. 3, and Oct. 10. They showed traces of clenbuterol, which can be used to aid weigh loss. He was allowed to fight because the New York State Athletic Commission recognizes the tests they do before and after a fight, not ones performed by entities not part of their office pre-bout.

In the first, the 24-year-old Garcia landed a few clean power shots. Morales indicated they didn't bother him, but his reflexes didn't look stellar.

In the second, the 36-year-old Morales landed a couple rights, and actually showed more hand speed in person than I expected.

In the third, a jab-jab right to the chin buzzed the Mexican but it was the end of the round. He walked to the wrong corner after.

In the fourth, down went Morales and a cornerman of his hopped in. The shot was a left hook, coming as Morales threw his own left hook. He flew into the ropes and the ref ended it at 1:23 of round four.

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

Danny Garcia is going to be the fighter of the year. And his win over Amir Khan will be upset of the year, and maybe the kayo of the year. Holla!

CJ4rethgif says:

Sad ending but Morales asked for it.

DaveB says:

That is how to get old guys out of boxing. Young fighters should fight hard, save their money, and get the h*ll out of boxing. Don't love anything that can't love you back. Good luck in Morales' farewell fight. It is Garcia's time. The future is wide open.

CJ4rethgif says:

Sad ending but Morales asked for it.

DaveB says:

That is how to get old guys out of boxing. Young fighters should fight hard, save their money, and get the h*ll out of boxing. Don't love anything that can't love you back. Good luck in Morales' farewell fight. It is Garcia's time. The future is wide open.

deepwater says:

Arena was only half filled. Sad ending for morales. He looked decent while it lasted. Malignaggi adjusted his cup and played with his cup more then he exchanged. The people who got the biggest cheers = cano , Jacobs , Tyson , quillen. Fight of night quillen . No shame in losing= French guy+ cano. Salita and collazo looked sharp

ali says:

That is how to get old guys out of boxing. Young fighters should fight hard, save their money, and get the h*ll out of boxing. Don't love anything that can't love you back. Good luck in Morales' farewell fight. It is Garcia's time. The future is wide open.

LMAO hopefully the Klits will give Holyfield a similar *** whooping so he could hang em up. I don't think Garcia is anything special I could him losing to alot of guys at 140 Matthysee, Rios, Marquez, ect. Zab should have been the one fighting Garcia last, he from Brooklyn and deserved a title shot more then Morales.

ali says:

Arena was only half filled. Sad ending for morales. He looked decent while it lasted. Malignaggi adjusted his cup and played with his cup more then he exchanged. The people who got the biggest cheers = cano , Jacobs , Tyson , quillen. Fight of night quillen . No shame in losing= French guy+ cano. Salita and collazo looked sharp

How nice is the new Arena?

DaveB says:

@Ali. That is why the future is wide open for Garcia. You can see a lot of guys beating him but I can see him beating a lot of those guys. He doesn't do anything extraordinary but he does everything well. There are a lot of good fights at 140 and this guy is a player. I don't think you can sleep on this guy any longer.

bigstinkybug says:

Sad ending but Morales asked for it.



[COLOR="red">lol... u said it.

deepwater says:

How nice is the new Arena?
the arena is very nice. I was in the cheap seats and the view was nice. Everything brand new so see it before it gets beat on.huge tv screen lets you see everything. Beers too expensive $9 for corona or bud.nice lounge ,good food .Subways and trains down the block. The arena was a bit more then half filled. And all the expensive seats are empty. Security tight. No sneaking down to front like the garden . I would go back for a nets game . The arena Should be more filled they should drop the price of the 2nd and 3rd tier seats.or at least let ticket holders upgrade night of fight when those seats aren't sold.its better for fans and promoters get an appearance of sold out arena. Golden boy has to bring a great card every time or else people won't show up and pay.Kid chocolate can sell some tickets now. Golden boy should work with main events and Judah for a big fight or 2.

SouthPaul says:

That is how to get old guys out of boxing. Young fighters should fight hard, save their money, and get the h*ll out of boxing. Don't love anything that can't love you back. Good luck in Morales' farewell fight. It is Garcia's time. The future is wide open.


That's exactly what my feeling was. While I felt bad to see MOrales go out like that .... another part of me said thats the way it has to be. Specially with a hardened cat like Morales. It reminded me of movie called Hombre..when Paul Newman's character was like... We all die.... It's just a matter of when. The fighter in El Terrible definitely expired last night. Great career, he'll be missed...

SouthPaul says:

Good detail. Looks like a nice spot 4sho'. Looking forward to seeing Super Judah represent!

ali says:

@Ali. That is why the future is wide open for Garcia. You can see a lot of guys beating him but I can see him beating a lot of those guys. He doesn't do anything extraordinary but he does everything well. There are a lot of good fights at 140 and this guy is a player. I don't think you can sleep on this guy any longer.

Agree with u 100%

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