There isn't much that Erik Morales needs to prove. Already an eight time world champion in four different weight classes - the first Mexican fighter to ever achieve that feat - a ninth world title wouldn't make Morales' career any more meaningful or legendary than it already is. On Saturday, Morales looks to avenge his last loss, the eighth of his career in 60 total fights, when he rematches undefeated 24-year-old Danny Garcia, one of boxing's most exciting young fightes and probably the 140 pound division's best.
Unfortunately, the night will not come off without controversy. It was reported late on Wednesday that irregularities had been found in Morales' system after a drug test. I was later learned that he had sted positive for clenbuterol, a substance which is supposed to help with weight loss. Clearly, Morales was struggling to make the 140 pound limit, something that can happen as fighters get up there in age, and Friday's weigh in was a bit bizarre.