Morales-Limond weigh-in gallery
Photos and story by Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside
Three division world champion and Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales (50-6, 35 KOs) returned to knock out Willie Limond (33-3, 8 KOs) in round six on Saturday night at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico in Mexico City. Morales seemed to shake off the ring rust after a few rounds and finally dropped Limond three times with body shots in round six to end it. Time was 2:46. In a clash for the WBC International flyweight belt, former WBC 108lb world champion champion Edgar Sosa (40-6, 24 KOs) stopped reigning titleholder Ryan Bito (18-7-3, 6 KOs) in round ten. After building a commanding lead on the cards, Sosa dropped Bito twice in round ten with body shots and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:05. Continued »
Morales-Limond weigh-in video
Morales-Limond weigh-in gallery
In a great atmosphere under glorious sunshine, surrounded by many fans and sheltered by the statue of the boxer that is located in the old part of the Mexican capital, Erik Morales, Willie Limond and the other fighters that will star on Saturday’s Bicentennial Gala on Saturday made the required weight. Everything is now ready for a great night of boxing at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico. Continued »
Morales, Limond weigh in
By Gabriel F. Cordero / Photos by Érika Montoya
Eric ¨Terrible¨ Morales 143 vs. Willie Lemond 143
Ana Maria Torres 114.40 vs. Alessia Graff 114.40
Edgar Sosa 111.76 vs. Ryan Bito 110.26
Daniel Estrada 134.20 vs. Ray Sanchez 134.20
Venue: Plaza Monumental de Toros Mexico, Mexico City
Promoter: Villuendas Promotions & KO Entertainment
TV: Live on Pay-Per-View at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
Morales: One of Mexico's greatest On a mission to become the first Mexican boxer to capture world titles in four different weight classes, the legendary Erik “Terrible” Morales is only one win shy of his 50th pro career victory, and the last fighter to defeat Manny Pacquiao. Morales returns Saturday night to face WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond super lightweight championship at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City in “Mexican Fiesta” on pay-per-view at 9PM ET/6PM PT Continued »
Meet Willie Limond
Up to now, Scottish boxer Willie Limond (33-2, 8 KOs) has been flying under the worldwide boxing radar, so to speak, fighting exclusively at home in Scotland, excluding two bouts in nearby London. Limond will have his coming out party on the world stage on Saturday night on the hallowed grounds of the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City against Mexican ring legend Erik Morales in a pay-per-view showdown. Continued »
Motivated Morales strong, fast and fit for Limond
At the final press conference before he fights for the WBC Super Diamond Lightweight Championship, legendary Mexican fighter Erik “Terrible” Morales declared himself strong, fast and fit.
Taking questions from the mostly Mexican press corps, Morales complimented his opponent, Scotsman Willie Limond. "He looks strong, well-trained.” But Morales cautioned anyone who thinks that he might be at a disadvantage to his younger opponent. Continued »
Morales faces off with Limond
Mexican ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales and Willie Limond face off during a press conference on Wednesday for Saturday’s “Gala boxistica de la ciudad de Mexico” at the Hotel Imperial of Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. Morales will be going for his 50th career win in the 12-round main event on “Mexican Fiesta” against WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond super lightweight Championship. The bout can be seen live in the USA on pay-per-view from the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT “Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Grupo Empresarial Matiz, 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 for a suggested retail price of $29.95.
One goal for Bito: Knock out Sosa
Boxer Ryan Bito did not come all the way to Mexico City from the Philippines to see the pyramids, eat enchiladas or learn about Mexican history during the bicentennial celebration this weekend. For the Filipino challenger, those are just distractions. Bito has one focus -- surprise the world with a championship performance against Edgar Sosa on Saturday September 11, at the Plaza Monumental of Mexico on the "Mexican Fiesta" Pay-per-view card. Just a few days away from getting his first shot at defending his WBC International super flyweight title, Bito is confident he will return to his country wearing a title belt signifying him as the ruler of the flyweight division. Continued »
y Gabriel F. Cordero Photo by Gabriel F. Cordero All the main participants for Saturday’s “Gala Boxistica de Mexico: pay-per-view event attended the final press conference today at the Imperial Hotel in the most beautiful part of the Paseo la Reforma in the Mexican capital. Continued »
Morales is ready for Limond By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC Erik “Terrible” Morales foresees a hard test against Scotland’s Willie Limond as he continues on his quest for an opportunity at a fourth world title. Morales and Limond collide Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown for the WBC Continental super lightweight belt in the famous Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City as the stellar attraction of the huge Mexican Bicentenniel Celebration billed as “Gala Boxistica del Bicentenario.” With a win, “Terrible” will be a step closer to an opportunity to face countryman Juan Manuel Márquez, the WBA & WBO lightweight world champion. Continued »
Bicycle Day for Morales, Sosa
With championship belts on the line in just a few days, Mexican boxing heroes Erik Morales and Edgar Sosa joined a contingent of fighters including “Mexican Fiesta” boxers Ana Maria Torres, her opponent Alesia Graf, Daniel Estrada and Reyes Sanchez to take a day out of the gym and show kids the importance of physical activities.
The boxers put their gloves down and pedaled around the Pasa Reforma in Mexico City, one of 122 cities in Mexico celebrating International Bicycle Day. They were joined by Secretary of Tourism of the Federal District Alejandro Rojas Diaz Duran, city attorney Miguel Mancera, the principals of the Bicentennial Gala and Federal staff members Bernardo de la Garza, head of Conade; and from SEP (Salud Entre Todos- Health Among All of Us) Alonso Lujambio and Jose Angel Cordova. A throng of fans surrounded Morales and Sosa as they rode through the city, showing the home country fighters an outpouring of support before their respective championship bouts this Saturday, Sept. 11. Morales takes on Scotsman Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond for the WBC Intercontinental Championship; in the co-feature bout, Sosa goes for the WBC International Flyweight title against current title holder, Filipino fighter Ryan Bito.
Promoted by Grupo Empersarial Matiz, the PPV special 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 for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
The fight will be called by World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Col. Bob Sheridan (blow-by-blow) and former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (color analyst).
Limond is aiming high
(Scotsman, by Martin Hannan) On a warm sunny day in the east end of Glasgow, three men are watching a pale-skinned, chisel-faced boxer going through his shadow boxing routine in a new gym. The Scott Harrison School of Boxing is two floors up in a sparse, industrial building just 100 yards away from where the eponymous former world featherweight champion learned his trade in his father Peter's Phoenix gym that is now, quite literally, a pile of rubble making way for the rejuvenation of Dalmarnock . . . click here for more
Morales, Sosa updates
The Saturday agenda for Edgar Sosa, Willie Limond, Ana María Torres, Daniel Estrada, Reyes Sanchez and Ramon Ayala was basically the formality of weighing in seven days before their fights on September 11 at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. Many photos and autographs for the crowd gathered at the esplanade of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, where the bus arrived from Paseo de la Reforma for the official pre weighing with organizers, fighters and press on board.
Ana Maria Torres 52 500 KG
Edgar Sosa 53 600 KG
Ramon Ayala 62 500 KG
Reyes Sanchez 63 300 KG
Daniel Estrada 62.00 KG
Morales, Sosa updates
Erik Morales and Edgar Sosa recently visited the Raul "Raton" Macîas gymnasium as invited guests of former champion Isaac "Tortas" Bustos. Sosa entertained the public with an open workout as he prepared to face Pilipino fighter Ryan Bito for the WBC International Flyweight title on September 11th at the Monumental Bullring of Mexico City. Morales goes for his 50th career win vs. Willie Limond in the main event.
. . . . . Eric Morales: "I'm very happy to interact with the people once again, something I have not done since 2002 when I was promoting fights in the United States. I thought it was beautiful that they played "Las Mañanitas" for me. Winning a world title in my fourth division is my objective. I work hard to be able to do it, but everything is little by little to get to the fourth world title. There have been talks with the people from Golden Boy Promotions about a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.”
. . . . . Edgar Sosa: "I am bound step by step towards the flyweight title. I feel great physically and energetically. It is always great to interact up close with the fans that support us. Each day I feel like I am in better physical condition for the great Bicentennial Gala. I have not abandoned my dream of fighting for the WBC World Flyweight title, currently held by Pongsakiek Wonjongkam of Thailand, but what is important right now is to only think about his battle with Ryan Bito.”
Limond is upset-minded
Scotsman Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond, WBU Lightweight Champion, will be a plaid matador to Mexican bull -- 5-time world champion in three different weight classes, Erik “Terrible” Morales -- in their September 11 showdown that headlines the “Mexican Fiesta” Pay-Per-View show live from Mexico City. . . Click here for more
Where legends fight
Five-time world champion in three different weight classes, Erik “Terrible” Morales, continues his heralded comeback September 11 headlining the “Mexican Fiesta” pay-per-view show live from Mexico City. Morales (49-6, 34 KOs), rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Council, will also continue a tradition by fighting outdoors in the famous Plaza de Toros bull ring against WBU champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship. It will be the first fight in the historical bullring since 2004 when ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez fought there . . . Click here for more
Video en Espanol: "Mexican Fiesta" promo
Video: "Mexican Fiesta" promo
"El Terrible" hits NYC
5-time world boxing champion Erik Morales and Red Bulls soccer star Rafael Marquez attended a press conference on Tuesday at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. “In my next fight I plan to use Rafa Marquez-like defense and the offense of (Thierry) Henr,” promised Morales in reference to the two stars of the New York Red Bulls . . . MORE
Erik Morales speaks
At a press conference on Monday at the El Paseo Inn on the historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles, Erik “Terrible” Morales previewed his comeback and upcoming championship bout against Willie Limond. “I’m not doing this for economic reasons,” he said. “I’m not doing this for ego. I just want to come back and do it for the joy of boxing.”. . . MORE
"El Terrible" returns Sept. 11
Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed Pay-Per-View distribution leader of major boxing events, will showcase Mexican great Erik “Terrible” Morales to American boxing fans once again September 11, headlining the “Mexican Fiesta” pay-per-view event live from Mexico City . . . MORE
Tickets now on sale
Tickets for the Tomasz Adamek vs. Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KOs) PPV card, August 21, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey are now on sale. Tickets will be priced at $53, $78, $103 and $253 (ringside) and can be picked up at the arena box office or via TicketMaster. The card will feature seven total bouts.
MEXICAN FIESTA Morales goes for his 50th career win in the 12-round main event on “Mexican Fiesta” against WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond Super Lightweight Championship. Live on Pay-Per-View from the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
“Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Grupo Empresarial Matiz, 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 for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.