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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Morales tests positive for banned substance

By Michael Woods

Erik Morales, due to face Danny Garcia in the main event in the debut of boxing at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, tested positive for a banned substance ahead of the bout, according to multiple reports.

ESPN's Dan Rafael reports that the Garcia-Morales fight will still take place. It is a rematch of their March scrap, won handily by Garcia, who holds two 140 pound titles.

Morales, age 36, was not able to make weight in the March tussle, and was two pounds over the limit at the weigh in. The weigh in for the Saturday fight unfolds Friday, Oct. 19, at the Barclays Center.