Re: When was Erik Morales out of his Prime?
The 1st Pacquiao fight.
It was blatantly clear Morales took Barrera lightly in the third fight thinking MAB wouldnt be the same after getting destroyed by Pacman. It cost him big by giving up a lot of the early rounds but was able to put a decent rally to win the second half of the fight but it wasnt enough.
Morales gave everything he had left against Pacquiao. You could see the determination he had in his eyes that night and the lack of in Pacman's. Pacquiao was all smiles and greeting the crowd during his first PPV ring entrance while Morales was strictly focusing on the ring and getting in there as fast as he can, very similiar to Darchinyan/Mijares.