Erik Morales Hopes To Land Juan Manuel Marquez Clash

By Rick Reeno

Earlier this week, former four division champion Erik Morales arrived in Los Angeles for a scheduled meeting with Golden Boy Promotions.

Morales (52-8, 36KOs), 38-years-old, is eager to continue his career in the wake of a decision loss to Danny Garcia in March. Golden Boy presented several possibilites - and "El Terrible" indicated his desire to face Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez on July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

As a result, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has continued his discussions with Top Rank President Todd duBoef, who co-promotes Marquez (54-6, 39KOs) with Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions.

“That’s the fight he wants. I said [to Morales] that I would be discussing it with Todd. I’m negotiating with Todd. We’re working on it," Schaefer said.

Marquez is considering the possibility of facing Morales, along with unbeaten lightweight contender Mercito Gesta. Marquez is expected to announce his opponent very soon.

"I’m basically waiting to hear back from Todd. We’ll see, so hopefully we’ll have some news tomorrow, possibly," Schaefer said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-18-2012

wy GBP??? as erik has his own promo company???my points are on JMM, if & when it goes...

Comment by JoeMan on 05-18-2012

I know what's taking Marquez so long to decide. Money. This is typical. Marquez is his own boss. He chooses who he wants for his next fight. Thing about Marquez is you don't pick fighters for him. If you do,…

Comment by tlarry on 05-18-2012

If Marquez chooses Gesta-Who in July for Texas Stadium as opposed to a MUCH larger sell, Erik Morales, that's a shame for Boxing, the Fans, and Marquez' Bank Account. Who is going to buy Gesta-Who, and what are the chances…

Comment by Thickback on 05-18-2012

GBP....TR....chit aint happening

Comment by phook on 05-18-2012

This fight shouldve happened 10 years ago

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