Erik Morales has been something of a franchise in Las Vegas over the past five years. The once-great featherweight has fought 10 of his past 16 bouts in what has been known as the Boxing Capital of the World.
Manny Pacquiao has become a headliner on the Strip, as well, and has fought every other bout in Las Vegas since his enthralling draw with Juan Manuel Marquez in 2004.
Unbeaten welterweight champion Miguel Cotto has fought eight of his 30 fights in Las Vegas, which is more than anywhere he's fought except for the nine times he's been in his native Puerto Rico.
Things, though, are making a distinct shift out of Las Vegas.
Morales will seek to make history Aug. 4 by becoming the first Mexican-born fighter to capture titles in four weight classes. He will try to do so not in what has become his boxing home, but rather in Chicago, when he challenges local hero David Diaz for the WBC lightweight title.
Pacquiao, the super featherweight who is regarded as one of the two best fighters inRead More »from Leaving Las Vegas