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Erik Morales Wants Marquez, Juan Manuel Says Maybe

By Mark Vester

Nothing new with Erik Morales calling out fellow countryman Juan Manuel Marquez to a fight. Except in March Morales finally returned from a layoff that lasted over two years, to defeat Jose Alfaro in Mexico. Morales returned two divisions higher, as a welterweight. The two opponents of choice, Miguel Cotto at 147 or Marquez at 144.

He might have to forget about Cotto. The Puerto Rican star is moving up to junior middleweight to fight WBA champion Yuri Foreman on June 5. Marquez is moving back down to 135 to defend his WBA/WBO lightweight titles against Juan Diaz on July 10.

"I would love to fight with Miguel Cotto at 147 pounds or at 144 with Juan Manuel Marquez," Morales said.

Marquez would consider the fight, but only if the money is right. Marquez did not give a clear answer on whether he would accept Morales' terms for the weight. The Mexican star claims to be walking around right now at 140-pounds. Making a return to 135 will be very easy for him.

"I want to go against great fighters, like a third fight with Manny Pacquiao, but he doesn't want to do it. If the economics are right for a fight against Morales, then why not," Marquez said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by English puncher on 04-02-2010

I got mixed feelings bout morales comeback, as one of my all time favourites, I thought he had nothing left to give, but he looked better than I expected against alfaro....maybe he can go out in style at ww. that…

Comment by The Great Shark on 04-02-2010

[QUOTE=retnuocllup;7957699]i don't understand jmm... team pacquiao said if floyd won't fight him, then they'll fight jmm, but then jmm starts talking about blood testing, when they know already that that was the reason why pac/floyd fell apart. I don't get…

Comment by paulf on 04-02-2010

Good, Marquez needs more wins over big names.

Comment by BABYBOXER on 04-01-2010

this will be a very interesting fight and very competitive at 140. they are both skilled fighter and i love to see this fight if it should happen. erik just shook of the rust and he's ready for a tougher…

Comment by DocG on 04-01-2010

[QUOTE=PureBoxer;7961884]I would like to see Guzman fight Morales, then fight Marquez.[/QUOTE] I'd like to see GuzRan fight "d' Caveman" Valero instead!!!:boxing:

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