Erik Morales Should Consider Retirement After Danny Garcia's Dominating Win

Mick Akers@@mickakersAnalyst IMarch 25, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17:  Erik Morales of Mexico looks on from in the ring while taking on Pablo Cesar Cano of Mexico during their WBC super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The storied career of future Hall of Fame boxer Erik Morales seems to be nearing the end of the road, after being dominated by the up-and-coming Danny Garcia Saturday night in Houston, Texas.

Morales had his moments early in the fight, but as the bout wore on, Morales' age began to show, as he looked winded and slower towards the end of the fight.

Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) put on an impressive boxing display and showed he also has some power in his punches when he knocked down Morales (52-8, 36 KOs) in Round 11.

The win gave Garcia the vacant WBC junior welterweight title that was stripped of Morales at the weigh-in for the bout when he came in two pounds over the 140-pound weight limit.

The 24-year-old Garcia's career appears to have a bright future as 35-year-old Morales' is nearing the end.

Morales has fought 60 professional fights and has had a great career, but it is time for the four-division titlist to give retiring for the second time in his career a serious look.

Going 1-2 in his last three fights, many are questioning his desire in the ring, as made evident when he didn't even give burning off the two extra pounds he needed to make the fight's weight a thought, as he sat right down and began to drink water after hearing his weight.

Morales would be better off retiring with dignity, instead of fighting on and taking a few brutal beatings along the way, as he is not the fighter he once was.