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Word going round on twitter and it seems to have been confirmed that he's been tested positive for a banned substance ahead of this weekend's rematch with Garcia.

Not sure whether it's still on but has to be in major doubt. can confirm, right on the eve of Boxing returning to Brooklyn, that Erik Morales has allegedly tested positive for one of USADA's banned substances: Banned list

We have confirmed this information through several sources. As of right now the future Hall of Famer is still scheduled to have his rematch with Jr. Welterweight Champion Danny Garcia, but allegedly the World title will no longer be on the line. This will be the second time these fighters were to meet in a title fight. In their last encounter Erik Morales lost the title on the scales when he failed to make weight for their fight. tried to reach the NYSAC and USADA for a statement; New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), who is sanctioning the fight, has no comment. We're still waiting on the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for comment.

Maybe not the most legit source and they seem to be the only ones reporting it? :think

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By Rick Reeno

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, has informed that his company was advised by USADA [U.S. Anti-Doping Agency] that "irregularities" were discovered in a random drug test taken by former three division champion Erik Morales.

Morales is fighting WBA/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia in a rematch on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight is going to headline a Showtime televised quadrupleheader.

Because there are confidentiality agreements involved with the USADA testing protocol, Schaefer is legally prohibited from discussing the substance that USADA discovered in Morales' system.

"On Tuesday night, USADA informed us that there were irregularities in a test from Erik Morales," Schaefer told "On Wednesday, USADA informed the respective camps and the [New York State Athletic] Commission as well. This process is going to have to play itself out."

Schaefer doesn't want Morales to be burned at the cross until the entire testing process plays out. Reportedly the parties are waiting for the outcome of Morales' B sample in order to confirm the substance in question.

As of right now, Morales is NOT out of the fight. Everything should be resolved in one form or another by tomorrow. However, several sources are indicating that Garcia-Morales [at least as of now] will move forward as scheduled.

"I think what is important here, is that there is not going to be a witch hunt against Erik Morales. Let's allow the process to play out," Schaefer said.

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i really hope this turns out to be an accidental use or something, but maybe el terrible should look at stopping now if this fight doesnt go ahead
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