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Carlos Morales Drops Decision to Felix Machado


Carlos "The Solution" Morales (16-2-3, 6 KOs) came up short Friday night in his fight against Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (18-0, 15 KOs) dropping a unanimous decision in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Ferial de Puerto Rico in Ponce. Morales, of Los Angeles traveled to Machado's Puerto Rico in giving him everything he can handle.

Morales was down early in the second but following the knockdown he was able to adapt and make it a dog fight. However the scorecards didn't show it as Machado got the hometown decision with wide margin scores of 99-90, 99-90 and 98-90.

"I feel good," said Carlos Morales. "I felt like I did my best in the ring, but after the first round I realized that I needed to change it up and not get caught again. Machado is a strong fighter; he hits very, very hard. Now it's time for me to review, rest and get back up.

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