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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]

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