Advertisement
Advertisement

Erik Morales: March is When I Want Maidana Again

By Ryan Burton
 
Erik Morales became the first Mexican to win world titles in 4 weight classes when he defeated Pablo Cesar Cano on Saturday evening in Las Vegas.  The fight had a lot of two way action but ultimately Morales' experience and harder punches proved to be too much for his younger opponent as Cano's corner threw in the towel after the 10th round.
 
Morales was thought to be finished as a fighter and few gave him much of a chance prior to his fight against the hard hitting Argentinean Marcos Maidana in April.  Many observers were shocked that he would step in the ring with the heavy handed Maidana and genuinely feared for his health.  Despite fighting with an eye that was virtually swollen shut for most of the night, Morales gave a spirited performance and backed up Maidana on several occasions before ultimately losing a decision.
 
After the victory over Morales, Maidana was scheduled to face Robert Guerrero in August but Guerrero ended up sustaining an injury in training camp that ultimately required surgery on his shoulder.  Maidana will now take a stay busy fight in his native Argentina on September 23rd against Petr Petrov.
 
After the defeat Morales asked for an immediate rematch against Maidana but Maidana's team was unhappy with the financial terms of the offer. A couple weeks ago Maidana told Boxingscene's official radio show, The Boxing Lab that he had no problem facing Morales again if the money was right. 

"We have no problem giving Morales a rematch.  We just didn't like the offer they gave us," Maidana told The Boxing Lab.
 
Maidana plans on fighting one more time this year after the Petrov fight and said that he is targeting December for his return.   After his victory on Saturday, Morales was asked if he was interested in facing Maidana in December.  Morales said that he was still interested in the fight but that Maidana's return date was too soon.
 
"March is good.  I need to let my cuts heal.  You can see that I have a couple cuts from the fight.  December would be too soon.  I would like a rematch with Maidana in March," explained Morales.
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Prawn Jovi on 09-20-2011

Morales and Cano might have been the best fight on that card. Still wish it was either Maidana or Matthysse that fought for the vacant title, but as long as Morales defends against a contender, he will have proved he…

Comment by .::|ULTIMATE|::. on 09-20-2011

[QUOTE=mshap;11178404]WHY do people keep saying that Morales won a 4th title on Saturday? -- what title did Cano hold that Morales now has? correct me if I'm wrong but Cano wasn't even on any governing body's top 20 list....[/QUOTE] The…

Comment by mshap on 09-20-2011

WHY do people keep saying that Morales won a 4th title on Saturday? -- what title did Cano hold that Morales now has? correct me if I'm wrong but Cano wasn't even on any governing body's top 20 list....

Comment by Evil Abed on 09-20-2011

WAR Morales.

Comment by Capo Loko on 09-20-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11174533]Fake belt you got buddy madaina will own ure ass again this time by knockout he took what you had left in the first fight[/QUOTE] Your beloved Cotto wished he had Morales' balls. Seriously, you need to need to commit…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins Gaiyanghadaogym, Sithsamerchai Claim Wins In Thailand Frampton: Leo Santa Cruz's Style is Made For Me, 100% I'll Win Jeff Horn Targets WBO Title Showdown With Jessie Vargas Photos: Joshua, Haye, Groves, McGuigan Hit BT Sport Awards Golovkin's Promoter: If Kell Brook is Serious, We Can Discuss It Nacho Says 'Perfect Fight' Will Still See Khan Get Blasted By Canelo Video: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Final Press Conference Patrick Nielsen-Denis Douglin Set For May 28 in Denmark De La Hoya: Canelo Has Surpassed What I Accomplished at His Age Video: Roman Martinez on Overcoming Lomachenko Defense Stevenson Motivated To Reach Childhood Dream of Olympic Gold Tyson Fury: I Wish I Had Anthony Joshua's C**k, I Bet It's Big Manny Pacquiao Shocked at Kidnap Plot, Requests Added Security Video: DeGale on Facing Lucian Bute if He Shocks Badou Jack Jessie Vargas is Ready and Willing To Unify With Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks Lucian Bute, DeGale vs. Medina, More Martinez's Promoter Details Situation With WBO Title, Berchelt Video: Felix Verdejo Talks New York City Return, Critics, More Video: Lucian Bute Confident That He's Downing Badou Jack Valdez Title Fight Under Consideration For Crawford-Postol PPV Video: James DeGale Putting in Work as Medina Fight Nears Video: Jack, DeGale Size Each Other Up - A Sign of Things To Come? Photos: Lomachencko, Martinez Face To Face in New York City Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Face To Face at Final Presser Arif Magomedov-Andrew Hernandez, 5/21 on CBS Sports Network Francisco Vargas Positive For Clenbuterol, Salido Fight Still On Video: Roman Martinez vs. Vasyl Lomachenko NYC Presser Photos/Weights: Andre Dirrell-Caparello, Anthony Dirrell-Truax Photos: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Final Press Conference Video: Roman Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko Go Face To Face Video: Vasyl Lomachenko Pumped For Martinez Title Showdown Tyson Fury: Call Me Fat, Ugly, Bald - But Don't Call Me Klitschko De La Hoya: I Won't Over-Martinate Canelo-Golovkin, It Will Happen
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement