Erik Morales wins world title in four weight divisions

After loudmouth Mayweather unleashed a perfectly legal 1-2 combo on an unsuspecting Ortiz to score a knockdown in the fourth round, the more exciting and... More Below... Posted by on Sep 19th, 2011 and filed under Boxing, Entertainment, News, Sports, US.

After loudmouth Mayweather unleashed a perfectly legal 1-2 combo on an unsuspecting Ortiz to score a knockdown in the fourth round, the more exciting and action-packed bout between Mexicans Erik Morales and Pablo Cesar Cano was quickly forgotten.

The match was on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Victor Ortiz undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Morales always dreamed of becoming the first Mexican boxer to hold a world title in four weight division, a dream that would become a reality as he gave a bloodied Cano a swarm of right hands in the tenth round that prompted referee Kenny Bayless to call for a timeout to have doctors check Cano’s condition. The fight ensued and as Cano’s corner assessed that their boxer had enough the round ended, and the fight was called off after.

“He’s a young fighter and he throws really hard punchs,” the victorious Morales said. “It took me some time to get to my rhythm, but I did and was the better fighter. I could tell that the blood was making him nervous and once he started bleeding profusely, he was a little scared and it affected him.”

Morales was suppose to be fighting Lucas Matthysse of Argentina for the vacant junior welterweight belt but Matthysee dropped out of the match after a viral infection made him dehydrated and unable to train.

Morales had retired in 2007 after suffering four straight losses, two-of-the-four was credited to the best pound-for-pound figher, Manny Pacquiao. In 2010, he made a comeback after he felt he’s given his body enough rest and went to win three-of-four matches.