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Erik Morales: I Will Explore a DeMarco Showdown

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC junior welterweight champion Erik Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) sat ringside on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and watched Antonio DeMarco (26-2-1, 19 KOs) come from behind to stop Jorge Linares in the eleventh round. DeMarco captured the vacant WBC lightweight title.

Morales, who defends his title for the first time on December 10th in Mexico, will attempt to shave off a few pounds to pursue a title at 135-pounds. BoxingScene.com had initially reported how Morales, a four division world champion, wanted a fifth divisional belt, and saw the DeMarco-Linares winner as the perfect fit.

At the start of the 2012, Morales will examine if it's even possible for him to make the lightweight limit. Once his body confirms the capability of a five pound drop, he plans to get more serious in his pursuit of DeMarco.

"It was a genuine war. Linares allowed the advantage that he had from the very the very beginning to slip away. Annd DeMarco never surrendered.  We are going to take a look [at a fight with DeMarco. My four [divisional] titles, I won them against Mexican [opponents], so I think DeMarco meets the criteria," Morales told Sal Rodriguez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lefthook2daliva on 10-18-2011

Bump. Can't believe more people aren't talking about this possible matchup! :boxing:

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 10-18-2011

Make it. Everybody wins. DeMarco cashes in on his great performance against Linares (who will still want DeMarco win lose or draw) with what would have to be a huge fight for Mexican fans in particular (and of course boxing…

Comment by onechance87 on 10-18-2011

[QUOTE=El 7 Mares V.2;11308636]Morales is DeMarcos idol, they even look alike somewhat with the white trunks and all. Did anyone notice him pointing at Morales after the fight with Linares touching his heart and telling him he's always been his…

Comment by El 7 Mares V.2 on 10-18-2011

Morales is DeMarcos idol, they even look alike somewhat with the white trunks and all. Did anyone notice him pointing at Morales after the fight with Linares touching his heart and telling him he's always been his idol? I love…

Comment by mshap on 10-18-2011

Morales saw a mediocre looking DeMarco for 10 rounds against Linares which got him excited to fight him -- would be an interesting fight, though....

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