Junior Welterweight

Danny Garcia Will Prove Nothing in Rematch with Erik Morales

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  (L-R) Boxers Danny Garcia and Erik Morales pose during their weigh in at the Barclays Center on October 19, 2012 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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Mick AkersAnalyst IOctober 20, 2012

Fresh off the biggest win of his career, knocking out Amir Khan in their junior middleweight title bout this past July, Danny Garcia should have chose a young and hungry fighter like himself instead of an old Erik Morales who he already beat once before.

If Garcia does beat Morales as he should, he will not prove one thing besides that he can beat a fighter that he already took down earlier this year.

Morales has done nothing to warrant a rematch, making Garcia's decision to fight him for the second time this year even more puzzling.

With the opportunity to build off the hype of the shocking fourth-round knockout of Khan, Garcia blew a chance at building his name up even more passing up fighting a new, worthy opponent rather than Morales again.

The only one set to gain any positive from the bout is Morales, as a win would prolong an already Hall of Fame worthy career that is on it's last leg.

Garcia would be wise to fight a relevant opponent next, that is if he does not get upset, just the way he upset Khan a few months ago.

Losing the first two rounds of the Khan bout, Garcia landed a perfectly timed left hook on Khan knocking him down in the third and eventually finished off a still wobbly Khan in the fourth.

Let's hope that names like Lucas Matthysse, Lamont Peterson and Mike Alvarado pop up as possible opponents for Garcia's next bout. Anyone of those fights would show us if Garcia is as good as he as shown, or if increased opposition would expose something an older Morales can't.

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