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Erik Morales has gallbladder surgery

Updated: December 22, 2011, 8:10 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Erik Morales, due to defend his version of the junior welterweight title against Danny Garcia on Jan. 28, underwent gallbladder surgery on Wednesday, leaving the bout in doubt.

Eric Gomez, matchmaker for Golden Boy, which promotes Morales, told ESPN.com that Morales had gallstones removed and that the procedure was minor.

However, he said it was unclear if the fight would take place.

"I spoke to (Morales). He asked us to please wait (until) Friday," Gomez said about the ...

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