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Antonio DeMarco: I Would Love To Fight Erik Morales

By Ryan Burton

Shortly after winning a world title in a fourth weight class, Erik Morales revealed that he would like to try to capture a fifth world in the 135 pound weight division.  In a story that ran on Boxingscene.com, Morales said that he wanted to face the winner of the title fight between Jorge Linares and Antonio DeMarco who fought last Saturday for the vacant WBC 140 pound title that was stripped from Tim Bradley.

DeMarco entered the fight a huge underdog and pulled off a dramatic come from behind victory by busting up and then stopping Linares in the eleventh round of their title fight.

When DeMarco caught wind of a potential fight with Morales, the fighter from Los Mochis, Sinoloa, Mexico was taken a back. 

"Wow, wow, wow," stated an ecstatic DeMarco to Boxingscene.com. "He is a legend and it would be an honor to face him.  I would love to fight him."

DeMarco, who said that his victory over Linares was the second happiest day of his life after the birth of his daughter, went on to say that he wants his next fight to be a big fight. DeMarco hasn't commanded big purses thus far in his career but after his title winning performance he is in line for a significant raise in his next fight.

"I want to fight the bigger names and the difficult opponents.  I will leave my next opponent to my promoters," explained DeMarco.  "I will fight anyone they tell me to fight.   I still haven't made a lot of money in this sport and I would love to get the fights that will give me the chance to have security for my wife and daughter.  I am the bread winner and I still haven't really brought home the bread."

Golden Boy is pushing for a DeMarco-Linares rematch and WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios has also expressed interest in a title unification battle. It seems that DeMarco will have plenty of options for his next fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=Leohappy;11329239]Maybe Morales and Maidana should make a rematch first?[/QUOTE] i'd rather want to see maidana/guerrero but yeah both fights are good. morales/demarco is dope though, i'd deff tune in. i'm going to have to support demarco on this one though

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11330010]He beat Linares fair and square. There is no need for an immediate rematch because there was no controversy. Linares was cut to shreds and out on his feet. Time to have a unification bout with Rios. Morales won't be…

Comment by richardt on 10-24-2011

The ignorant fuks who think the Linares fight was stopped too soon probably thought the Martinez vs Williams fight was stopped too early. And yeah - it IS the same! When a fighter has blood GUSHING like hoses out of…

Comment by richardt on 10-24-2011

DeMarco is a true warrior! One of my 5 favorite fighters right now. Today's DeMarco would have been hell for Valero. In that fight he looked like he had stage fright as was not letting his punches go...not the same…

Comment by boxingfan76 on 10-24-2011

id like to see demarco get some easy fights winnable fights so he can make some cash for his family,pac and all the big names dont ever risk it by takling on young and dangerous lions like rios why should…

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