Advertisement
Advertisement

Erik Morales Eyes Paez in March, Then Brandon Rios

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former four division world champion Erik "Terrible" Morales (52-9, 36KOs) is planning to return in the month of March and says a deal to face Jorge Paez Jr. (37-4-1, 22KOs) is almost wrapped up but no contracts have been signed. Morales, inactive since a KO loss to Danny Garcia in October 2012, wants to retire in 2014 with two fights.

"We're well advanced in negotiations [for Paez]. I have not signed anything nor is it a [done deal], but it would, for example be at welterweight. [Paez] is young, strong, fast," Morales said.

If he wins, Morales would like to have a fight in the second half of the year against former champion Brandon Rios.

"I want to go out with a big fight, but first I want to prove that I can go into that big fight. First I want to beat Páez before I even start thinking about that fight, because [if I don't win against Paez], then the other [fight] won't exist," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DoktorSleepless on 12-21-2013

Morales can beat Rios.

Comment by twrx on 12-21-2013

Him ,arce and Rafael marquez need to go away for the love of god, I don't want these guys to some how win a fight and think they can still bang and seriously get hurt. They all had some great…

Comment by wesk81 on 12-21-2013

Morales is one of my favorite all time fighters, but I think paez jr out point him in this one. Wish morales would stay retired, but of course ill be watching.

Comment by SaldanaCC on 12-20-2013

2 KO LOSSES!!!........Thats how u wanna go out Morales?????!!!!

Comment by seal on 12-20-2013

Some people here still think that Morales would beat Broner. [URL="http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=42253"]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=42253[/URL] [URL="http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621564"]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621564[/URL]

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt Andy Lee Sets Record Straight on Rumors of Daniel Jacobs Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement