Erik Morales lost the WBC super lightweight title after weighing in at 142 pounds, two pounds over the junior welterweight limit, at Friday’s weigh-in for his HBO-televised fight with Danny Garcia on Saturday in Houston, Texas. The 35-year-old veteran, who was fined $50,000 (which goes to Garcia), did not atempt to lose the extra two pounds.
The WBC belt is now up for grabs for Garcia, who weighed 139.5 pounds for his showdown with the Mexican legend. Junior middleweight contenders James Kirkland and Carlos Molina, who will fight in the co-featured bout on the HBO broadcast, both weighed in at 153.75 pounds. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
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