Erik Morales came in two pounds overweight at Friday’s weigh in and will lose the belt he essentially stole from Timothy Bradley.
Morales will fight Danny Garcia on Saturday night for the WBC super lightweight belt. If Garcia wins, he will claim the title. If Morales wins, the title will be vacated.
As reported in ESPN.com, Morales will have to pay Garcia $50,000 for not making weight by two pounds. Morales was to make $1 million for the fight.
Bradley was prematurely stripped of the WBC belt because of inactivity. But Bradley returned to the ring in nine months, more than ample time stipulated by the WBC.
In Morales’ two fights, he earned approximately $1.35 million. Bradley will earn $6 million. The WBC gets 3 percent in sanctioning fees, so it missed out on a lot of money.