Many boxing fans will of course remember Tijuana’s Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales.
Not least for his trilogy with Marco Antonio Barrera, some of boxing’s best ever fights, surely, but his overall professional boxing career.
One that saw him become a seven time, four-weight world champion and take on some of the best names of his era.
He was the first ever Mexican boxer to win world titles in four weight classes.
He fought the likes of Barrera, Pacquiao, Kevin Kelly, Wayne McCullough, Marcos Maidana and more.
He turns 45 today and this round five pointed out from Top Rank a good memory of his career for sure:
A lot of needle between those two back in the day for sure.
To the point of trying to clean each other out with full-blooded digs bareknuckle wearing suits at a press conference one time:
Years later becoming good friends as Barrera inducted Morales into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame:
On the topic of boxing in Mexico.
Mexican boxing is on fire here at the moment.
Keep an eye out this weekend also for light flyweight Daniel Valladares at the Azteca 7.