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Erik Morales Confirms Mayweather Rumor, Backs Marquez

By Chris LaBate

Four division world champion Erik Morales confirmed that he was recently approached by Golden Boy Promotions, to see if he was interested in facing WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2012. Mayweather is planning to return on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Morales was approached by Golden Boy's CEO Richard Schaefer, but the Mexican champion was never presented with a financial offer.

“There was no proposal, no offer,” Morales told the Philippine Star newspaper. “All Schaefer wanted to know if I’d be open to fight Mayweather and I told him why not?”

Morales, who fought Manny Pacquiao three times, sat ringside last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and watched Pacquiao win a controversial twelve round majority decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Morales scored the fight in favor of Marquez and had his countryman winning a comfortable decision.

“I thought Marquez won seven or eight rounds and deserved to win,” said Morales. “I really didn’t know whom to cheer for. Of course, as a Mexican, I wanted Marquez to win. But I also wanted Manny to win because of my Filipino friends and besides, I didn’t want to share the honor of being the only Mexican to beat Manny."

"It wasn’t the same Manny I know who fought that night. He wasn’t mentally focused. I could sense something was wrong inside. I don’t know if it’s a family problem or whatever. But it was a different Manny who fought Marquez. I predicted Manny would beat Marquez easily. I was surprised by what happened. Manny lacked timing. He came in with 1-2 combinations but couldn’t follow up because he was getting hit. Something was very wrong."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-16-2011

[QUOTE=BABYBOXER;11433092]what's up bro.. now, do you agree that weight is not an advantage for manny? did i tell you that it will be a competitive fight? as i've said, jmm will do his homework... i think it was his age…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-16-2011

[QUOTE=Taylorslade;11430423]Hey, I'm open for a sensible, well thought out debate regarding any of my opinions, it's refreshing to have someone respond to views on Pacquiao in a cool and respectful manner. The things which I was mainly referring to regarding…

Comment by BABYBOXER on 11-16-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11428107]I see your point, but that doesnt make any sense. They clearly intended to disadvantage Marquez on the scales. If you disagree, then explain why the fuk Manny "[I]conceded[/I]" a catch-weight that he cannot even make himself, in spite of…

Comment by Treaxey on 11-16-2011

[QUOTE=AzteK Warrior;11428448]Shame on you Fraud MayFlower!!!! Stop stealing money from your fans and us. You are a coward!![/QUOTE] If you actually read the article and previous posts in this thread, you would know that Floyd has denied that he will…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-16-2011

Stepping on feet done all the time & if Roach the "great" trainer was aware of this even maybe happening it should have been worked on in the gym, before for the fight...good move roach...

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