HOBOKEN, N.J. (Mar. 22, 2010) – After 2 ½ months of intense training, 3-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, is ready for his comeback fight Saturday in “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event, live from Monterrey, Mexico.
Morales (48-6, 34 KOs) has been retired for the past 2 ½ years. The iconic Mexican warrior returns to the ring on a mission to become the first Mexican world champion in four different weight classes. Saturday night in the 12-round main event, Morales takes on former WBA lightweight champion Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro (23-5, 20 KOs), for the vacant WBC Intercontinental welterweight crown.
“I’m happy to be here (in Monterrey) and completely ready to face Alfaro,” Morales said. “Fans will see a different Erik Morales than in my last few fights because now I’m hungry to win this fight and go on towards winning a world title in my fourth division. I want to prove to everyone watching that all of the hard work in training camp will result in a great performance in my return to the ring.”
“The Champion Returns,” presented by KO Entertainment and Box Latino, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
Morales, the last opponent to defeat Manny Pacquiao, has also beaten Marco Antonio Barrera, Pauli Ayala, Wayne McCullough, Junior Jones, Carlos Hernandez, Jesus Chavez, Guty Espadas, Jr. (twice), Daniel Zaragoza and Kevin Kelly.
In the 12-round co-feature, former 2-time WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay (32-4, 17 KOs), rated No. 3 by the WBA, faces WBA No. 4 rated Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry (24-2, 19 KOs) in the WBA Light Heavyweight Eliminator.
Top contender Denver Cuello (19-2-5, 10) meets No. 2 Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (15-1, 12 KOs) in the 12-round WBC Interim Strawweight title fight, while El Paso’s undefeated NABA title-holder David “Nino” Rodriguez (32-0, 30 KOs) and 1996 Brazilian Olympian Daniel Bispo (22-12, 16 KOs) battle in a 10-round Special Heavyweight Attraction.
Tickets are available to purchase at www.superboletos.com.
Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Ricky Hatton, Christian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Kahn, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition, Integrated Sports Media distributed numerous International soccer matches showcasing teams like Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com.
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