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Erik Morales Praises Marquez For The Pacquiao KO

By Miguel Rivera

Prior to 2012, Erik Morales was the last man to score a victory over former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Morales won a twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao in 2005 - at super featherweight. He fought Pacquiao two more times, in 2006, and was knocked out both times.

Morales' countryman, Juan Manuel Marquez, raised the stakes by fighting Pacquiao four times. After fighting to a draw in 2004 and losing controversial decisions in 2008/2011 - Marquez knocked Pacquiao out in the sixth round of their welterweight match on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Morales and Marquez have often taken shots at each other in press and they were also trying to fight each other, but the match never happened. Marquez claimed that Morales ignored him several years ago, while Morales stated in 2011 that Marquez' had a chip on his shoulder and refused to fight him.

Putting their rocky history aside, Morales praised Marquez for what he called "the most significant win for Mexico in 2012."

"This year, 2012, was a year filled with good things and bad things [for Mexican boxing], but ultimately we received a win that warmed the hearts of everyone [in Mexico] and lifted Mexican boxing, and that was the victory of Juan Manuel Marquez. I'm happy for him, because we know how difficult it is to fight Pacquiao. Márquez showed great strength, despite his age [of 39]," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=cornholioda3rd;12850582]Morales is great, but I know he's pissed as hell that Marquez surpassed him that night. I'm sure Barrera feels that way too, at the end of the day, Dinamita will be remembered more so than the other 2 in…

Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=MR. LARRYX;12850362]No it helps when your opponent runs head first into your fist[/QUOTE] No it helps when you get tripped first to propel that Pacquiao head forward for the perfect waiting punch.

Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=damuttz112;12850212]I digress even if Marquez was on PED's or not it was [I]his[/I] skill and grit that won him the fight. Here's the GIF I made about the exact same movement from Pacquiao in Round 2. Marquez read this and…

Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=Bee Keepz;12850024]I hate the illegal PED accusations of Marquez, he landed a great shot. Why can't people give this man his credit. Pacquiao fans don't be such ****ing sore losers. Pacquiao has had his moments too. That's part of competition…

Comment by mrpizza-nd_beer on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=toolegit;12850002]To all marquez accuser. He was never on drugs, he was clean. His drug test came negative so what's the big deal people? Very difficult to obtain drugs in Mexico. His strength came from his pee.[/QUOTE] Yeah I don't understand…

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