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Morales is back with win
In a crowd-pleasing fight, three division world champion and Mexican ring legend Erik Morales (49-6, 34 KOs) returned as a welterweight on Saturday night following a two-and-a-half year layoff to trade punches with former lightweight titleholder Jose Alfaro (23-6, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the in Monterrey, Mexico. It was a brutal battle from the opening bell, with both fighters giving and taking a lot of punches as Morales showed the old fire that made him loved by fight fans around the world. In the end, Morales claimed a 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 decision.
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In a WBA light heavyweight eliminator Chris Henry (25-2, 20 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Hugo Hernan Garay (32-5, 17 KOs). A right hand put Garay down and out at 2:20. Continued »

Morales, Alfaro weigh in
Erik Morales 147 vs Jose Alfaro 147
Hugo Hernan Garay 175 vs Chris Henry 175
(WBA light heavyweight title eliminator)
David Rodriguez 246.4 vs Daniel Dos Santos 224.8
Video of weigh-in
Venue: La Explanada Del Palacio Municipal, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Promoter: KO Entertainment and Box Latino Pay-Per-View Information: Distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network, for a suggested retail price of $29.95. Click here for more photos…

Morales presser quotes
Erik Morales: "I want to thank everyone who has supported us for this fight. I'm ready. I had a lot of preparation and I'm ready to fight again. I think two-and- a-half years of rest were enough. I have a lot of energy and will go back in the ring with a high level.”

"I know I have a strong rival. It was motivating to train with great gusto and indeed everyone will see a big fight this Saturday at the Arena Monterrey."

Jose Alfaro: “I'm calm, relaxed, and just waiting for the moment to show how I can fight. That's what we used on my team and I hope everything goes well. Honestly, there is no pressure on me, just the desire to win. I think I'm with someone who was as great as Erik Morales, but beating someone like him will be an important part of my career.”

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Morales workout pics
Legendary former world champion Erik Morales for Saturday night’s PPV show vs. Jose Alfaro in Monterrey, Mexico. “Losing so much weight in recent months isn’t going to affect me,” said Morales. “For two and one-half months we worked a lot on the technical issues but we also made the best effort trying to achieve peak physical condition. I also mean that I was six months into the plan to establish a steady weight loss and here are the results. We planned to work hard to get into top form and I reached it.” Continued »

Alfaro promises to dominate Morales
Former WBA lightweight champion Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro has already defeated two world champions, Prawet Singwancha and DeMarcus Corley, and the Nicaraguan knockout specialist plans to add 3-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales to his hit list Saturday night in “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico . . . . Continued

Morales ready for Saturday’s comeback
After 2 ½ months of intense training, 3-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, is ready for his comeback fight Saturday in “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico . . . . Continued

“Niño” on Morales-Alfaro PPV
This Saturday night from Monterrey, Mexico, live on PPV, the fight world will witness the return of the former seven time world champion Erik Morales, as “El Terrible” takes on the heavy-handed Jose Alfaro for the WBC Intercontinental welterweight title. But before the main event, rounding out the undercard will be the undefeated heavyweight contender David “Niño” Rodriguez (32-0, 30 KOs), who will be taking on the former Brazilian Olympian Daniel Bispo (22-12, 16 KOs) in a scheduled ten round match-up. Continued »

PPV previews on YouTube!
In English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Z4o9mgLmA
In Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN9etiRjg5Q

Morales lean & mean at 147
Former world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales has finished two months of training at the Otomi Ceremonial Center and surfaced Friday at a press conference in Mexico City before heading to Monterrey on Sunday for his PPV showdown with Jose Alfaro on March 27. “I have a lot of pressure to be at my best in this fight,” said Morales, who vowed to retire if he loses. “I have a lot of experience and I know what to do in the ring. I want to fight and that’s why I lost weight for a good show….I’d love to win by knockout, but later in my career I’ll be in at a different weight than where I won the bantamweight, featherweight and super featherweight world titles and, of course, I’d like to get a fourth crown world.” Morales is now campaigning as a welterweight. More photos…

Morales sets sights on another Pacquiao fight
Three-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, the last opponent to defeat Manny Pacquiao, returns from a 2 1/2-year layoff March 27 to headline “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico. . . . Click here for more

Ayala gets shots on Morales card
Lightweight Ramon “Nino de Oro” Ayala (15-1-1, 7 KOs) is one of the latest propects out of Mexico, that great hotbed of Latin talent. The 21-year-old is presently Erik Morales’ choiced sparring partner and will fighting on the same card as Morales on March 27th. Then, on April 24th the youngster will be facing his first major test, be battling for the WBC World Youth title against an opponent TBA. Ayala turned pro at the age of 17 after a sterling amateur career in which he won almost all of Mexico’s cadet and junior tournaments. The personable young man is however being brought on slowly by manager Jacques Deschamps who states “Ramon is still learning his trade. Diamonds have to be polished, as you know.” Ayala is particularly proud to have been selected by Morales for his sparring, “It’s an honor to be training with a great champion like Morales and it’s a fantastic learning experience for me.” So, to those boxing fans who will be watching Erik Morales’ return bout, keep an eye on Ramon Ayala fighting on the undercard. - Robert Coster, Fightnews

Morales update
Former world champion Erik Morales sparred twelve rounds on Thursday as he prepares for his March 27 PPV collision with Jose Alfaro in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Under the watchful eye of his father and trainer José “Olivaritos” Morales, Erik has has completed two hard months of training at the Centro Ceremonial Otomí high in the Mexican mountains about 50 miles west of Mexico City. Morales will break camp on March 21 and travel to Monterrey for fight week. Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Henry finally gets shot at Garay
in WBA light heavyweight eliminator

Light heavyweight contender Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry has patiently waited an extra month to get a shot at former 2-time WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay in their March 27th WBA Light Heavyweight eliminator . . . Click here for more

Erik Morales on historical mission
“The Champion Returns” PPV March 27

Hall of Fame-bound Erik “El Terrible” Morales returns to the ring March 27 after 2 ½ years of inactivity, headlining “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, on a mission to become the first Mexican boxer to capture world titles in four different weight classes . . . Click here for more

Morales-Alfaro presser
Today in Mexico City, the fight between three-time world champion Erik Morales and former WBA Jose Alfaro was officially announced for March 27 at Arena Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The event will be billed as “Hope of Fire” as “El Terrible” Morales is returning to the ring after a three year layoff. Morales is now training at the Centro Ceremonial Otomi in Toluca, Mexico, and plans to return at 142 pounds. He has held world titles at super bantamweight, featherweight and super featherweight. His last fight was a 2007 decision loss against David Diaz in an attempt to win the WBC lightweight title match. Jose Alfaro is training at the Roger Deshon Gym in Managua, Nicaragua. Alfaro said he wants to fight with Morales because he believes the better years of Morales have passed. Photo by Gabriel Cordero

Morales announces return
On Friday in the Auditorio Siglo XXI in the Puebla, Mexico, former world champion Erik “El Terrible ” Morales announced officially that he’s returning to the ring after a two year absence. He will fight under promoter Nacho Huizar’s KO Entertainment banner. “My return is because I want to continue fighting, not to be committed to anyone or anything, but because I simply want to remain active. Some say that I’m old but I am as young as other fighters who are still in the limelight such as Antonio Margarito and Juan Manuel Marquez. Some are pushing 40 and I’m much younger,” said Morales. His comeback fight will be against José Alfaro on March 27 in Monterrey, Mexico. Photo by Gabriel Cordero

After over two years in retirement, "El Terrible" is back with a vengeance!
Erik "El Terrible" MORALES
vs. Jose "Jicares" ALFARO

Live on Pay-Per-View from Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday, March 27
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

WBA Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator
Chris Henry vs. Hugo Garay

“The Champion Returns,” presented by KO Entertainment, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

"The Champion Returns" in the press
Erik vende boletos
Esto
Monterrey marcara la carrera del 'Terrible'
Milenio
'Terrible' Morales dejara boxeo
El Economista
Terrible va en plan grande
Milenio
Quiebra Jicara agresivo
El Nuevo Diario
El Mexicano Morales ...
EFE
Luego de dos anos . . .
La Cronica de Hoy
'Regreso por gusto'
Tribuna de San Luis