BROOKLYN, N.Y. - With his own dad to his right side at Thursday's press conference, Danny Garcia looked to his left and questioned the relationship between Erik Morales and his father.
Garcia, a native of Juniata Park, will meet Morales on Oct. 20 in a rematch of their March match, which Garcia won by decision.
Undefeated in 24 bouts, the recently crowned world champion listened as Jose Morales, who trains his son Erik, explained why his son was unable to make weight before losing to Garcia in March. The former champ weighed two pounds over 140-pound limit and was stripped of his belt before the match. Jose Morales said his son was battling health issues and was still recovering from gall bladder surgery two months prior to the fight. Garcia simply took advantage of the circumstances, the elder Morales said.