Found March 28, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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(Erik Morales, right, catches Danny Garcia)What distinguishes the great Erik Morales from his contemporaries, the men he is most often compared -- Marco Antonio Barrera, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez -- is that Morales never changed. While his chief rival, Barrera, reinvented himself from brawler to boxer/puncher mid-career in order to stay relevant, and Pacquiao became a two-fisted fighter with a defense after relying on his vaunted left for so long, and Marquez blossomed into a risk-taking action star from the chaste technical brilliance of his youth, Morales seemed to shrug and do what he always had. He stayed Morales. That stubbornness, that willpower, that tenacity... it's been on display from the moment he captured the boxing world's attention with his 11th round body shot stoppage of junior featherweight champion Daniel Zaragoza 15 years ago, right up to when he out-fought and out-thought junior welterweight Danny Garcia for large stretches of their bout j...
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