Willie Limond hopes to become Scotland’s second world champion within a week, when he takes on modern day ring legend ‘El Terrible’ Erik Morales in Mexico tonight for the WBC Diamond super-lightweight title in his opponent’s homeland.
|Mexican legend Morales|
Morales is continuing a comeback which began with an underwhelming points victory over Jose Alfaro earlier this year. While ‘El Terrible’ might no longer look like the same boxer who played his part in thrilling trilogies with Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao, it is a major step up for Limond.
“He trains really hard and has given so much to get this chance. I can really see him beating Morales. I’m sure Willie is going to be the next big name in boxing.
“Now we could have two world champions in a matter of days. That’s the target I have to hit.”
Willie always comes to fight and will put up a brave performance against Morales and will surely take in the enormity and experience of fighting a hall of fame fighter in the red hot atmosphere of the lions den, which will feel like the Colosseum when the first bell rings and the roar of the crowd rings the ear drums of Limond and the Pavilion Theatre Ballroom in Glasgow where Limond last fought will seem a million miles away.
But Willies chances are not lost there, he does have a good chance of upsetting the Mexican fans and delighting the British ones. Willies record reads 33 fights with 8 KO’s and 2 losses, those losses coming against Alex Arthur on points for the British super featherweight title, and then against Amir Khan for the Commonwealth lightweight title.
This is Willies big chance in boxing to make the name he dreamed he would when he turned professional in 1999 against Lenny Hodgkins, the chance to make some money from the game he has had to do part time whilst still plying his other trade as a joiner.
There have been bigger upsets in boxing than Willie Limond defeating an old battle worn Morales and letting heart rule head again somewhat, I’m picking Willie to out point Morales on my scorecard, if the judges see it that way though will be another matter? Come on Willie!!
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