AIR DATE: Apr 26 2021 12:16UTC
EPISODE: Episode 17
Érik Morales | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
Érik Isaac Morales Elvira is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2012. He is the first Mexico-born boxer in history to win world titles in four different weight classes.
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Hello boxing fans around the world.
Thank you once again for joining us for another episode of nail.
The deal here on talk and fight.
Neil the deal i hear you’ve got yourself a good one, lined up today, eric morales.
If i’m not mistaken, that is true.
Graham, that is true.
Yes, we’re going to do a little bit of history, a couple of history guys this week in a couple of uh up and comers, so we’re going to mix mix it up guys this week thanks a lot for coming out talking fight fans checking out the show Yeah we’re gon na talk about one of my uh favorite mexican boxers hall of famer loved him growing up uh fantastic fighter.
I had some epic battles over there over his career that i’ll never forget and uh we’ll go over a couple of those later on.
Maybe you guys want to uh if you, if you guys, have never heard of eric morales, you should definitely check him out check out some of his fights he’s uh.
He was, he was a real gem and he he had everything going for him.
So we’ll talk about him eric morales uh, they called him l, terrible l, terrible right.
I guess that’s mexican for uh the terrible right so uh.
He was born september.
1St 1976 makes him 44 years old now and his career expanded from 1993 to 2012.
So, almost 20 years right he was uh.
He was around for almost 20 years and i saw lots of his fights over the years and this guy was a was fantastic fighter.
He had everything going for himself.
He uh he fought in six divisions all right, so we’ll go over that yeah.
He fought in six divisions, graham in his career, he started a super bantamweight.
Then he moved up to featherweight uh super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight and then welterweight, so he he was in the the six divisions there.
He was trained the whole his whole career by his father.
His whole career, which is amazing, his father, trained him right from day.
One that’s awesome, and apparently his dad was a professional fighter before uh in in the past.
Before eric was born.
I guess right so uh he’s been he’s been.
He was there every every fight, all along the way of the 20-year career.
So so eric was the first mexican-born boxer to win world titles in four different weight divisions.
So that’s uh.
That’S a heck of a heck of a an award to to have under your belt uh to be the first one to do.
That is amazing and he defeated 15 world champions during his career 15 world champions, he defeated.
I believe he was something like 18 and 5 or something in world championship fights.
I think that was as total as 18 and 5.
so, but to be able, like i say this guy every time i watched him fight, he was fighting a world champion or for the title it was unbelievable.
His career was unbelievable all the time he he did have a really good amateur career uh.
He had 114 boats, guys and of which he won 108, and he had six losses.
So he was born in uh, obviously, mexico, tijuana mexico and during his amateur career he won 11 major amateur titles in mexico.
So right right from the beginning, he was uh.
He was one of one of the country’s best as an amateur and then as as a pro he was just phenomenal as like.
I don’t even know what to tell you he’s he’s won so many titles over the years and been involved in so many title fights any of them that you guys want to uh check out would be great he’s.
Every fight he’s in.
He has an amazing style.
He’S super super fast.
He has really quick hands.
He’S got punching power.
He’S got combination punching like crazy.
He knows how to cut off the ring really well, he knows how to he knows how to take him out when the guy’s hurt he’s got uppercuts straight rights.
Uh left left hooks like he had everything morales he was uh.
He was an all-around, really really good fighter and super exciting to watch.
You know what i mean gremlin.
His fights were always really really exciting so into his pro totals.
He had 61 bouts, as a pro of which he won 52 36 by knockout, and he had nine losses.
Uh, that’s pretty good.
He did have the nine losses, but all those losses were like against the world champions.
You know what i mean like: oh it’s unbelievable.
So he turned pro at 16 years old and he won his first 26 fights.
He won the first 26 20 of them by knockout and uh in his 27th fight.
He won his first world title and he was only 21 years old when he won his first world title in 1997, that was september 97.
He won the wbc super bantamweight title, so that was the first world title that he won february 2000.
He won the wbo super bantamweight title february 2001.
He won the wbc featherweight title uh july 2004, uh sorry february 2004.
He won the wbc super featherweight title july 2004.
He won the ibf uh super featherweight title and then in september 2011 he won the wbc light.
Welterweight title so, like i say he kept moving up in in weight class and he won titles pretty much right along the way.
All the way up dirt like during his career, like we were saying, watch any of his fights.
He’S he’s got 60 bouts, but the ones that i really enjoyed, guys ones that you guys might want to check out were the uh right at the top or the marco antonio barrera fights.
Graham, he fought marco antonio barrera three times and i’m telling you those fights were some of the best fights in the history of boxing.
They really were the first one and the third one i believe, were fight of the year, i’m pretty sure and uh they’re they’re.
Just go toe-to-toe him and pereira the whole time.
It’S unbelievable they’re, both down they’re, both cut they’re, both hurt they’re, both like it’s.
If you guys want to watch a really amazing boxing, uh trilogy, uh, three fights that uh eric morales and antonio marco antonio barrera was fantastic.
He also fought manny pacquiao three times, graham so uh i’ve forgotten.
He won the first one, but he lost the uh pacquiao two in pacquiao three, so he uh he la he won one, that’s better than losing them all.
I guess he fought another guy who was yeah another guy uh, marco marcos maidana.
I do you remember my donna.
He was a vicious little guy and that was an amazing fight with morales.
He also fought danny garcia twice.
That was right at the end of his career.
His last two fights i watched those two fights and uh and they were he didn’t, come out as the the winner in those two fights, but he was a little bit older in his career and you know danny was young and undefeated at the time.
So he also another good fight, was uh kevin kelly, uh, eric morales versus kevin kelly and eric morales versus uh junior jones junior jones.
I remember him: he was a fantastic fighter um and he uh morales beat him, which was which i remember was kind of surprising, because junior jones is a really really good fighter.
So any of those fights guys if you’re interested in checking out eric morales.
Any of those fights, especially the marco antonio barrera fights, were fantastic.
Now he announced his retirement in uh, 2013-2014 and uh.
Since then, he’s been training uh the odd the odd fighter here and there apparently right now – he’s fight he’s training, jamie uh, mongolia right out of mexico and he’s also training a guy named angel uh fiero angel fiero.
So he’s doing a little bit of training uh with these guys, but he spends a lot of his time.
He he works for the city of tijuana now and he runs the parks and rec department in the home in his hometown.
He runs the parks and rec department.
He’S also become a politician and uh in the mexican congress, which is interesting in the uh in the baja there, where he’s from and uh so he’s a congressman, and he was inducted into the uh international boxing hall of fame.
In 2018, so he’s definitely keeping himself busy.
You know and uh i just wanted to say: yeah, oh yeah, just want to say, you’ve had a fantastic career, absolutely amazing, uh eric morales guys.
If you want to check out one of the world’s, i would say, mexicans right up there in the top two or three best mexican fighters of all time for sure he’s right in there eric morales and uh.
Any of any of his fights are, are fantastic ones to watch so enjoy, watching the fights and uh, hopefully uh, hopefully we’ll be able to uh hear a little bit more out of him when he’s uh coming up with these new fighters.
Right, maybe he’ll do some interviews or something like that: hey, graham maybe he’ll, come on the show.
Wouldn’T that be a charm i’d love to.
I was going to say: maybe if he speaks spanish only then maybe we can have david lara interview him.
David is currently broadcasting, some shows for us in spanish uh, every tuesday anyway, just just it’d be fun to have some mexicans on the show.
Okay, quite quite a few of them to choose from and eric morales is right up.
There he’s a.
He was a great great fighter fun to watch.
Oh absolutely, he he was amazing.
He ever every he never disappointed in any fight.
He was very spectacular fighter with uh with uh spectacular knockouts.
He like i say he had everything going for him.
He had great footwork.
He had great hand speed.
He had good power, he had, he was an all-around, fantastic fighter and that’s why he was world champion so many times so hope you guys enjoy uh enjoyed the show on eric morales today, graham thanks a lot for having me out, really appreciate it, and i guess We’Ll see you tomorrow, night 7 p.
Eastern standard time you got it thanks very much.
Neil excuse me thanks graham take care thanks guys for the likes the shares, all that uh subscriptions and the notification bell just give it a punch when you want to know when i’m coming up thanks see you soon take care guys.