Erik Morales took part in a news conference Wednesday in Los Angeles to formally announce his fight against Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas.
The fight is on the split-site Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz pay-per-view broadcast, which also features the Saul Alvarez-Alfonso Gomez fight in Los Angeles.
Also on the card, in Las Vegas, is a junior welterweight fight between prospects Jessie Vargas and Josesito Lopez. Vargas and Lopez also were at the news conference.
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