Erik Morales Confident He Will Overcome Jorge Paez Jr.

By Miguel Rivera

Mexican icon Erik Morales (52-9, 36KOs), 37-years-old, is looking forward to his fight with Jorge Paez Jr. (37-4-1, 22KOs), scheduled for March 22nd at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Morales has not fought since a four round knockout loss to Danny Garcia in October of 2012. Morales wants to have two fights in 2014 and then retire from the sport. He hopes a victory over Paez will lead to a major name in the second half of the year.

Earlier today, Morales traveled to Toluca to start training for the fight.

"This is a fight where we believe we have what it takes to win. I will bring my experience with me. Paez is a tough opponent, who built his career little by little, but with a good preparation I'm positive that I will win. I will be [training] in Toluca with my brother Diego Morales, trainer Fernando Fernandez and fitness coach Raul Robles. I am sure that we are going to find a lot of sparring partners there and we'll prepare well," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by roxy on 01-13-2014

Why come back? Why get another beatdown?

Comment by Augustane on 01-13-2014

Fight Marquez or retire. I hate it when fighters extend their careers like this.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-12-2014

[QUOTE=bambam182;14128544]im sure if you homos have been doing something for 25 years, it would be hard to quit also. especially when you get six figured in one night. you idiots and your career advice.[/QUOTE] No one's saying it's easy, but…

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 01-12-2014

I love Erik Morales he's a great guy in and out of the ring and he deserves to go out with his head held high.

Comment by KING MEAT on 01-12-2014

i thought danny retired him already?

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