WATCH: Mikey Garcia fights Erik Morales in charity exhibition match
This weekend saw two of the best go at it in a friendly manner, all in the aid of charity, as Mikey Garcia traded ‘softer’ blows with Erik Morales.
With Fernando Vargas as referee, the pair entertained the crowd. Those in attendance included a host of famous names and boxing personnel.
The cause was to help Izaac Colunga, who is recovering from a shooting incident. Garcia and Morales wanted to help the family in this time of need.
Garcia is between fights yet to announce his next move following defeat to Errol Spence. It’s expected to be Danny Garcia.
Morales retired years ago after winning world titles in four weight divisions.
‘El Terrible’ shared the ring with the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao during a stellar Hall of Fame career.
Watch the footage below by Elie Seckbach.
On Sunday, June 23rd, Team Garcia’s Founder and Multi-Division Pound per Pound Champion Mikey Garcia stepped into the ring with Erik Morales. The headliner was in a four-round exhibition bout to help raise funds for a noble cause.
The young and undefeated boxing prospect Izaac Colunga, a bright hometown hero, was tragically shot in the neck during a drive-by shooting. Izaac now suffers from severe repercussions of the bullet. It now sits in his vertebrae with the risk of being paralyzed.
Izaac’s family is in need of strength and hope. Team Garcia and Team Garcia Promotions have agreed to donate all proceeds to help support and promote solidarity with Team *Izaac Colunga’s recovery effort.
Along with Mikey Garcia’s main event exhibition bout, Team Garcia Promotions added a festival of activities. A special appearance by Janet Uribe. Plus a multitude of vendors, music, food and drink. There was also a DJ. All leading up to the scheduled professional bouts of the evening.
Former World Champion and 2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia was present. Also in action were top local prospects like; Luis Coria, Alfredo Escarcega, Manuel Flores, David Ortiz.
And direct from Mexico undefeated Jose Vivas as part of the scheduled Pro-Boxing bouts.