1997-09-06 Erik Morales w co 11 Daniel Zaragoza, County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA - WBC

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1997-09-06 Erik Morales w co 11 Daniel Zaragoza, County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Although the champion was well in the fight up to the sixth round, his southpaw style confusing Morales (121¼) somewhat, from thereon he would be undone by sustained body attacks. How Zaragoza (122) remained upright as punch after punch dug into his body was almost miraculous, but it could not go on. After he was dropped by a fierce right to that region in the tenth, the following session saw a vicious right to the solar plexus land with such force that he did a half somersault on hitting the floor before being counted out with one second of the 11th remaining.