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Erik Morales Discusses Ring Return, DeMarco, Marquez

By Luis Sandoval

Erik “El Terrible” Morales became the first Mexican fighter to win world titles in four weight divisions when he defeated Pablo Cesar Cano in an action packed war this past September. 

Making his debut on Boxingscene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab, Erik spoke about his plans for the upcoming year.

Planning a ring return sometime in January, Morales said he’s not looking for a difficult opponent for his next fight. In fact, he wants to use the fight to gauge whether or not he can safely get back down to the lightweight limit, where he has yet to capture a title.

“There’s only one fight and that would be against [Antonio] DeMarco, the WBC Lightweight champion,” Morales said. “Then I’d go back to 140lbs or even 147.”

Another fight many fight fans would love to see would be against the recognized champ of the Lightweight division, Juan Manuel Marquez. When asked if he’d like to fight Marquez, Morales said he’d like the fight to happen but doesn’t believe his countryman is quite as keen to the task.

“Truly the fight interests me but it doesn’t interest [Marquez]. He doesn’t have plans to fight me” explained the Mexican legend. “He doesn’t like the idea. He knows fighting me would be a difficult [fight]. Very difficult. And I don’t think he’s willing anymore to take difficult fights.”

Marquez - coming off an impressive performance against Pacquiao - might need an opponent if Pacquiao-Mayweather gets made for next year. From the quartet of Pacquiao, Morales, Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera, the only fight to have not yet been made is Morales-Marquez. 

Morales is open to having the fight and he knows it’s a fight the people would love to see.

“I think it would be a very interesting fight for the people. I think it would actually be a very good fight for everyone. It would be good for me as well as for him assuming he doesn’t fight Pacquiao again. I think it would be a good fight.”

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to Boxingscene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton. 
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