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Get 2 Know Erik Morales

Posted on 08/17/2010

Status: Five time world champion. His pro record is 49-6 (34 KO’s). Currently boxing as a super lightweight.
Ht: 5-8 Wt: 140

DOB: September 1, 1976 In: Tijuana, Mexico

Childhood Heroes: None.

Nicknames:”El Terrible”.

Hobbies/Interests: Listen to music, travel, surf the net.

Favorite Movies: A Beautiful Life. Macario: Man of Paper (both Mexican classics).

Favorite TV Shows: Solo Boxeo de Miller, Republica Deportiva, Stand-up comics.

Musical Favorites: Joel Elizalde y Banda la Costeña.

First Job: Boxer.

First Car: An Oldsmobile when I was 15 years old.

Current Car: Range Rover.

Favorite Meal: Spago’s pizza, tacos de carne asada (beef) y de birria (goat).

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: No cereal only eggs for breakfast.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Carmel.

Early Boxing Memory: Losing my first amateur fight in twenty seconds. Because of a bloody nose.

Pre-Fight Feeling: Always a bit of nerves.

Greatest Moment of Career: Winning my first world title (KO 11 Daniel Zaragoza for WBC Super Bantamweight title in ’97).”

Most Painful Moment of Career: When the press writes about things that are not true and the truth is never told.

Worst Injury: Broke my right hand in the fourth round of my first eight round fight in Mexico City (W8 Isidro Nolasco in ’94).

Favorite Boxers To Watch: I only watch boxing when one of my friends is fighting.

Favorite Fights You Have Watched: I love to see fights between young boxers because they always give everything they have.

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: In what was to be my professional debut I was made to put on the gloves and wait for an opening in the show and it never came…I never got in the ring after waiting two hours to get on as a swing-bout.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Where ever my family wants to go.

People Qualities Most Admired: Honesty and perseverance.

Family: Wife, Andrea, three children.

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