Originally Posted by Beatle
Wrong. Before the Pacquiao rematches, Morales fought Zahir Raheem at 135. So 130 was no longer "Erik's weight class".
Then Freddie Roach forced him to move back down to 130, something he had trouble doing. Morales couldn't say no to such a big payday, and fell into the trap.
Morales has since asked Pacquiao to fight him without making hiim drain himself, and of course Pacquiao didn't respond.
Correct. Roach even put a clause on the contract that would charge Morales 1/2 a million for every pound he came in over. Can anyone get a picture of Morales during the weigh in of the 2nd fight? He was a skeleton. The third fight he looked better as he hired a strenght and conditioning coach but he said he spent most of camp just trying to make weight rather than training.