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Érik Morales Record

Total Fights61
Title Wins7
Title Defenses13
Title-Fight KOs11
KO Wins36
KO Losses3
Érik Morales Record & Stats
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      What is Érik Morales' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and six months, Érik Morales fought 61 times with 52 wins and 9 losses.

      Morales retired from professional boxing with a record of 52-9, which included seven world-title wins and 13 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — super-bantamweight, featherweight, and super-featherweight. He had a 59% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 36 of his total 61 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights. Morales suffered three knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Danny García in a super-lightweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 4th round KO defeat to Danny García on October 20, 2012. Morales was fighting for the super-lightweight WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring titles.

      Some of Morales' best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Marco Antonio Barrera and Daniel Zaragoza), Manny Pacquiao, Carlos Hernández, Junior Jones, Jesús Chávez, Reynante Jamili, and Paulie Ayala.

      61Oct 20, 201236Danny GarcíaLoss *KO4
      60Mar 24, 201235Danny GarcíaLossUD
      59Sep 17, 201135Pablo César CanoWin *RTD10
      58Apr 9, 201134Marcos MaidanaLossMD
      57Dec 18, 201034Francisco LorenzoWinUD
      56Sep 11, 201034Willie LimondWinKO6
      55Mar 27, 201033José AlfaroWinUD
      54Aug 4, 200730David DíazLoss *UD
      53Nov 18, 200630Manny PacquiaoLossKO3
      52Jan 21, 200629Manny PacquiaoLossTKO10
      51Sep 10, 200529Zahir RaheemLossUD
      50Mar 19, 200528Manny PacquiaoWinUD
      49Nov 27, 200428Marco Antonio BarreraLoss *MD
      48Jul 31, 200427Carlos HernándezWin *UD
      47Feb 28, 200427Jesús ChávezWin *UD
      46Oct 4, 200327Guty Espadas Jr.WinKO3
      45Jul 31, 200326Fernando VelárdezWin *TKO5
      44Feb 22, 200326Eddie CroftWin *TKO3
      43Nov 16, 200226Paulie AyalaWin *UD
      42Jun 22, 200225Marco Antonio BarreraLoss *UD
      41Jul 28, 200124In-Jin ChiWin *UD
      40Feb 17, 200124Guty Espadas Jr.Win *UD
      39Dec 9, 200024Rodney JonesWinKO1
      38Sep 2, 200024Kevin KelleyWinTKO7
      37Jun 17, 200023Mike JuárezWinKO3
      36Feb 19, 200023Marco Antonio BarreraWin *SD
      35Oct 22, 199923Wayne McCulloughWin *UD
      34Jul 31, 199922Reynante JamiliWin *TKO6
      33May 8, 199922Juan Carlos RamírezWin *RTD9
      32Feb 13, 199922Ángel ChacónWin *KO2
      31Sep 12, 199822Junior JonesWin *KO4
      30May 16, 199821José Luis BuenoWin *KO2
      29Apr 3, 199821Remigio MolinaWin *TKO6
      28Dec 12, 199721John LoweyWin *RTD7
      27Sep 6, 199721Daniel ZaragozaWin *KO11
      26Apr 4, 199720Concepcion VelásquezWinTKO8
      25Nov 29, 199620Robbie LovatoWinPTS
      24Oct 12, 199620Pedro Javier TorresWinKO2
      23Jun 7, 199619Hector Acero SánchezWinUD
      22Apr 22, 199619Lee CargleWinTKO2
      21Feb 25, 199619Rudy BradleyWinTKO11
      20Dec 18, 199519Kenny MitchellWinTKO2
      19Nov 10, 199519Enrique AngelesWinUD
      18Sep 9, 199519Alberto MartínezWinTKO4
      17Jul 14, 199518Juan Luis TorresWinUD
      16Jun 2, 199518Armando CastroWinTKO10
      15Apr 21, 199518Enrique JupiterWinTKO6
      14Feb 3, 199518Ricky HernándezWinKO1
      13Dec 19, 199418José ValdezWinTKO3
      12Nov 28, 199418Ramón MaganaWinTKO2
      11Oct 17, 199418Idelfonso BernalWinKO3
      10Aug 22, 199417Julio César CardonaWinKO2
      9Mar 26, 199417Isidro NolascoWinPTS
      8Jan 21, 199417Paul OlveraWinKO3
      7Dec 6, 199317Alfonso MotaWinKO2
      6Oct 22, 199317Jaime AbricaWinKO2
      5Jul 26, 199316José ÁlvarezWinUD
      4Jul 8, 199316Marco TovarWinTKO1
      3May 25, 199316Óscar MaldonadoWinKO3
      2May 7, 199316Jaime RodríguezWinKO2
      1Mar 29, 199316José OrejelWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Érik Morales (El Terrible) is a 47-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on September 1, 1976. He is a former four-weight-class world champion. Morales was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2018. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1993 to 2012.

      Morales made his professional boxing debut against José Orejel at the age of 16 on March 29, 1993, defeating Orejel via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 40 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 30 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on September 6, 1997 after 26 professional fights, against Daniel Zaragoza for the super-bantamweight WBC title. He defeated Zaragoza via 11th round KO to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world.

      Érik Morales was a two-time unified world champion — at super-featherweight and super-bantamweight, and has won seven world titles at four weight classes. For all the details about Morales' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Morales had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on October 20, 2012 against American boxer Danny García for García's super-lightweight WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring titles. Morales lost the fight via 4th round KO. It's been 11 years, 7 months, and 30 days since this fight.


      Morales had a total of 22 world-title fights, which includes winning seven world titles and 13 successful title defenses. He won 18 of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Érik Morales fought for world titles in 10 fights and won seven of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won seven belts across four weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 17, 2011Pablo César CanoSuper-lightweightWBC*RTD
      Jul 31, 2004^Carlos HernándezSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Feb 28, 2004Jesús ChávezSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Nov 16, 2002Paulie AyalaFeatherweightWBC*UD
      Feb 17, 2001Guty Espadas Jr.FeatherweightWBCUD
      Feb 19, 2000^Marco Antonio BarreraSuper-bantamweightWBOSD
      Sep 6, 1997Daniel ZaragozaSuper-bantamweightWBCKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Érik Morales had 15 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — super-bantamweight (x9), featherweight (x4), and super-featherweight (x2). He won 13 of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jul 31, 2004^Carlos HernándezSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Jul 31, 2003Fernando VelárdezFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Feb 22, 2003Eddie CroftFeatherweightWBCTKO
      Jul 28, 2001In-Jin ChiFeatherweightWBCUD
      Feb 19, 2000^Marco Antonio BarreraSuper-bantamweightWBCSD
      Oct 22, 1999Wayne McCulloughSuper-bantamweightWBCUD
      Jul 31, 1999Reynante JamiliSuper-bantamweightWBCTKO
      May 8, 1999Juan Carlos RamírezSuper-bantamweightWBCRTD
      Feb 13, 1999Ángel ChacónSuper-bantamweightWBCKO
      Sep 12, 1998Junior JonesSuper-bantamweightWBCKO
      May 16, 1998José Luis BuenoSuper-bantamweightWBCKO
      Apr 3, 1998Remigio MolinaSuper-bantamweightWBCTKO
      Dec 12, 1997John LoweySuper-bantamweightWBCRTD
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Érik Morales lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 27, 2004Marco Antonio BarreraSuper-featherweightWBCMD
      Jun 22, 2002Marco Antonio BarreraFeatherweightWBCUD


      Morales fought a total of 61 times during his professional career, which includes 22 world-title fights at five weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 6, 1997: Morales wins his first world title by defeating Daniel Zaragoza via 11th round KO. He is now the WBC super-bantamweight world champion.

      • September 12, 1998: Morales successfully defends the WBC super-bantamweight title against Junior Jones, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • February 19, 2000: Morales becomes a unified super-bantamweight world champion by beating Marco Antonio Barrera via 12 round split decision. He now holds the WBC and WBO super-bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • September 2, 2000: Érik Morales beats Kevin Kelley via 7th round TKO.

      • November 16, 2002: Morales wins the WBC featherweight title from Paulie Ayala, by beating Ayala via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • February 28, 2004: Morales wins the WBC super-featherweight title from Jesús Chávez, by beating Chávez via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 31, 2004: Morales becomes a unified super-featherweight world champion by beating Carlos Hernández via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC and IBF super-featherweight world-champion belts.

      • March 19, 2005: Érik Morales beats Manny Pacquiao via 12th round unanimous decision.


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