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NY STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION TO DECIDE IF GARCIA VS. MORALES REMATCH IS ON OR OFF

By Ben Thompson | October 19, 2012
NY STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION TO DECIDE IF GARCIA VS. MORALES REMATCH IS ON OR OFF

According to sources, unified jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia is leaning towards not facing four-division world champion Erik Morales after it was discovered that he tested positive for a banned substance. "I'm not fighting a cheater," Garcia was heard saying earlier today at the hotel. Yesterday evening, it was reported that the A Sample for Morales tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance which can be used to enhance weight loss. Originally, many were under the assumption that the rematch would move forward as scheduled, largely due to the fact that, allegedly, the results from the B Sample would not be available until after Saturday. Our sources, however, confirmed that the results would actually come back today, and no official decision had been made as to whether or not the fight would still take place.

When the results finally came in this afternoon, FightHype.com learned that Morales actually had two additional samples tested, one which also tested positive and another that reportedly came back with a reading of 0. Upon learning of the results, representatives from Team Garcia reportedly held a meeting to decide whether or not they would indeed move forward with the bout. We were told that, strongly believing the results of all three tests proved that Morales was indeed using the banned substance, Garcia's trainer and father, Angel, was telling him not to step into the ring on Saturday night. It's unclear as to whether or not they even have to come to that final decision now, however, as we're told the New York State Athletic Commission will be meeting some time tonight to decide if they will allow the fight to take place based on the latest findings.



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