According to a report Sunday on Notifight.com, the father of former world champion and Mexican legend, Erik Morales is furious with the Unites States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for their threat to suspend the fighter for two years.
Jose Morales is referring to a letter sent to Erik Morales following his failure of a drug that was administered to him prior to his fight with Danny Garcia last October. The drug in his system that caused the failure was clenbuterol, which USADA believes was used in order to enhance the performance of Erik Morales in that fight.
Clearly, the attempts to help his performance did not help, as Morales would lose that fight to Garcia.
"We arrived [in New York] a week and a half in advance of the fight. In the first test they did, they told Erik there was a small amount of clenbuterol found. At the request of Danny's team, we were tested again and the result came out completely clean and that's why the [New York] Commission approved the match. They were aware that he could have eaten contaminated meat in Mexico, which is what has happened to several Mexican soccer players," Jose Morales said.
"Erik is with a clear conscience and does not give any importance to these charges because he did not commit any crime. He won seven world championships and never had a problem like the one being claimed by USADA. I'm very upset, angry. Why after so many months would they declare this?"
"Honestly it hurts me, because everyone knows the sacrifices that Erik and I had to go through, where we came from - to get to the top. It wasn't easy to leave our family to concentrate for long periods of time at the Otomi Ceremonial Center. Sincerely, I am angry they have placed my son's career, that he earned, into question."
Other than the damage to his considerable reputation, any action USADA takes likely will not matter. Morales is at the end of his career and promised to fight just one or two more times in Mexico before retiring. There, USADA has no juridiction. Therefore they can't stop him from fighting.