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the Erik Morales story

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Here's the story, I live in Chula Vista, CA. That's about 5 or 6 minutes away from the international border. Chula Vista is right next to San Diego. Kinda like someone from New York living in Manhatten, or the Bronx, get it? Anyways, i have a cousin who has been trying to get into the music biz for about 10 years now. He sings spanish songs. He has been singing locally in different clubs in Tijuana Mex.(were Erik is from) for some time now. One night, a promoter heres him sing and likes what he hears. After the show he approaches my cousin and tells him he would like to help him. We become very good friends with the promoter. It turns out that this promoter knows pretty much anyone who is anyone in the music biz including other celebrities not in the business. One day, we were at his home in Tijuana having a few beers when guess who drives up. Yep. Erik himself. Well as you can just imagine I practically fell of the chair I was sitting on!!!! Erik came to hear my cousin sing him a few songs because he wanted to back up my cousin financially. Erik at the time was looking to invest money in an up and coming new singer and the promoter had told him about my cousin.ked what he heard and since I was there, he befriended my cousin and me!! All of this happened in 2000. Fast forward to December 2004, Erik had just lost to Barrera in their 3rd and final fight in November, and would soon start getting ready to fight Pacquiao in March of '05. I had gone to his gym in Tijuana to drop off some of my cousins cd's. I had time to spare so I started sparring with Erik's brother. Little did I know that Erik was watching from his office. When we were done, Erik came out and asked if I would be interested in going up to where he trains for his fights at the Otomi Training center up in the mountains in the state of Mexico, to be part of his sparring team!!!!! Can you guys believe this ****!!! And the rest is, shall we say, history. I sparred with him for his two fights with Pac man, not the last two, like i mentioned before on a post. I was set to sparr with him for the 3rd fight but i tore my achillis tendon in Feb. of 06. If any of you have the last fight, my cousin is the guy who sang during Erik's entrance to the ring. You could see him on a few shots. I've learned alot about the sport ever since I got to now Erik. It's sad to say but some fights are fixed, and no boxer is immune to not selling himself, including Erik. Interesting side note: right before Erik's final fight against Pac man, we were with him in the locker room seeing him get ready. He was ready to go. He trained like he never had before, went to a nutrition center in Los Angeles before he even started training for that fight, i mean, he was ready. Anyways, about an hour before he was to make his way to the ring, Golden Boy Promotion's VP, Schaeffer I believe his name is, walked into the locker room and asked to speak to Erik alone. We all went outside. Half hour later, he comes out and leaves. We all go inside and asked Erik what was up. He says nothing. After that visit, Erik was a totally different person. No longer was he pumped up and ready to fight. He had turned off the music he had and kept to himself. Well, the fight starts, and you all now the outcome. Erik has never admitted to us anything, out of shame i guess, but we all now what happened in that locker room. And that my friends, is the truth.
 

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i know its long, but i recommend reading it. It is very interesting. But let me ask sum1 something...Are you saying morales took a dive becasue golden boy promotions paid him off?
 

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It was very interesting. I read it this morning from the PM he sent me. Right place at the right time for sure!!! That is amazing IMO.
 

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tysonjones said:
i know its long, but i recommend reading it. It is very interesting. But let me ask sum1 something...Are you saying morales took a dive becasue golden boy promotions paid him off?
Well, you had to be there. He was so pumped up. I saw him train like he never trained before. He went to extreme measures prior to even STARTING his training for the fight, to be in top condition. He was ready to beat the crap out of Manny. After the visit right before the fight, he was a total different person. What would you think??? I mean, did you see the fight? He fought like he didn't want to be there.
 

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Man that pains me to hear. I am very frustrated after thinking about that more and it makes me think even less of Golden Boy. Freakin' money ruins everything.
 

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boxings full of coruption, it always has, always will!!

why dont we all go watch UFC. :rolleyes:

good story though sum1, is there any news on eriks lightweight exploits?
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
Man that pains me to hear. I am very frustrated after thinking about that more and it makes me think even less of Golden Boy. Freakin' money ruins everything.
Golden Boy isn't the only one, and certainly won't be the last.
 

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im alwasy up for sparring man. I am impressed that u spared with erik morales but by no means scares me. i thought he actually fought awesome in their 3rd fight, i just though manny was to much.
 

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tysonjones said:
im alwasy up for sparring man. I am impressed that u spared with erik morales but by no means scares me. i thought he actually fought awesome in their 3rd fight, i just though manny was to much.
I wasn't trying to scare you man!!!! I don't know. I just might have to make my way to Oklahoma.
 

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DAMN! Of all the guys you would expect to give in to this **** Morales would be one of the last! Kind of ruined the image of a fighter i really admired:(
 

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yeah, i find it hard to believe though, i dont see the pride of morales letting him do.. I think he was one of the greats ever, i just think the young pacquaio was to much that night, pac is going to be to much for alot of fights, But no one can take the victory over pacquiao that morales scored in the first fight. I just dont think morales would do this though, and if he did, shaeffer and oscar should both be shot.
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
Schaefer should be shot regardless. All Oscar needs to do is not sound gay.
Don King should take the bullet in the head to save Schaefer, then you reload and shoot Schaefer. And why not put Soloman out of his missery too?
 

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you can add bob arum and frank warren to that list to bill. :cheeky4:
 

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tommygunn said:
you can add bob arum and frank warren to that list to bill. :cheeky4:
Why not Floyd Mayweather Jr eh Prettyboyfloyd?:cheeky4:
 

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bill1234 said:
Why not Floyd Mayweather Jr eh Prettyboyfloyd?:cheeky4:
Wouldn't happen. The shooter would fire and Floyd's reflexes would take over causing the bullet to misss (see DLH) sending the bullet straight into Larry Holmes' heart ;)
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that was one helleva comback shane. Props, i think bill should have to fork over some points for that one haha.
 
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