AFTERMATH: Maidana-Morales, Ishida-Kirkland, Guerrero-Katsidis, Justifying Sadism, & Weekend "Upsets"

Erik Morales, who shocked just about everybody by pushing Marcos Maidana to the edge in losing a majority decision over 12 frenetic rounds at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, has been the subject of so many platitudes, truisms, and clichés over the last few days that a sort of "El Terrible" fatigue has begun to set in. Although Maidana, who ran roughshod over Morales early and late, appeared to deserve the close decision, sentimentality has given Morales a lopsided edge on the scorecards of the public. From The Cruelest Sport