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Erik Morales vs Angel Chacon

Erik Morales vs Angel Chacon

Date: 13th February 1999

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Super-bantamweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank


Erik Morales
( 31 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 121 1/2 lbs

Angel Chacon
( 24 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 122 lbs

Mexican legend Erik Morales made the fifth defence of his WBC World Super-bantamweight Title at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas against Puerto Rican Angel Chacon, sharing the Top Rank promoted bill with Oscar De La Hoya's meeting with Ghanian Ike Quartey.

While De La Hoya had his work cut out to remain as the WBC World Welterweight champion, Morales had a much easier nights work as he retained his title in two rounds against the 27-year-old southpaw from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.

From the first bell, it was evident that Morales wanted to knock his challenger out, and he wanted to do so in as little time as possible. Walking Chacon down and unleashing hard punches whenever he found the range, it only took until the 2nd round and the champion brutally knocked out Chacon.

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