After undergoing emergency gall bladder surgery last week, WBC junior welterweight champion Erik Morales has rescheduled his January 28 title defense against Danny Garcia to March 24.
The initial January date was to be a HBO doubleheader also featuring James Kirkland against Carlos Molina. The Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas has been retained for the new date.
On Monday (December 26), Morales announced that doctors would not clear him to resume training for the January date. The rescheduling compromise was reached by Morales promoter Golden Boy and HBO over several days where a replacement bout and complete card cancellation were considered.
Golden Boy has confirmed that all purchased tickets will be honored on March 24. Those seeking refunds can do so beginning January 6.