BOXING legend Erik Morales is mourning the passing of his son Fernando, who has died aged 23.
A heartbroken Morales took to social media on Wednesday to announce the tragic demise of his second-born youngster.
In a tribute to the late Fernando, the 45-year-old wrote: “My little boy was solely 23 years previous!”
He added: “I really like you my Fer that God care for you and have you ever in his glory!”
Tributes rapidly poured in for the late Fernando, together with from World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman.
An announcement from Sulaiman on behalf of the WBC learn: “The boxing group of the world joins in prayer and grief for the passing away of Erik Morales’ son Fernando.
“Might the grace of God keep near him and his household throughout this course of.”
Former foe Marco Antonio Barrera additionally despatched a message of assist to his countryman.
He tweeted: “My condolences to @terrible100. There aren’t any phrases. An enormous hug and a whole lot of encouragement.
Morales was inundated with messages of condolence from his followers.
One in every of his followers commented: “Might God fill you with energy on this troublesome second champ my deepest condolences.”
One other stated: “Might God bless his soul and care for him in his flock. Sorry champion.”
And one other stated: “A lot champion energy. My deepest condolences.”
One instructed the boxing hero: “Pal I’m so sorry.
“I pray for you in order that it’s as gentle as doable. And for his soul. Might he relaxation in peace.”
The Morales household have but to launch the reason for Fernando’s tragic passing.
Fernando was the center of Morales’ three kids and is survived by an older brother and a youthful sister.
Mexican legend Morales referred to as time on his Corridor-of-Fame profession in 2012.
The previous unified super-featherweight champion is maybe greatest remembered for his epic trilogy with Barrera.
El Horrible received the higher of Barrera of their first conflict, which he gained by way of break up determination, however misplaced their remaining two conferences by way of unanimous determination.
The Tijuana titan was resulting from return to the ring on December 17 for a charity exhibition bout with Orlando Salido in Texas.