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Erik Morales: With Two Good Eyes, Maidana Gets Stopped!

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales is planning to continue fighting. Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Morales showed that he still had a lot left in the tank by losing a twelve round majority decision to Marcos Maidana. The result was very unexpected as most predicted an early knockout victory for Maidana.

In the first minute of the first round, Morales suffered an injury to his right eye. By the end of the first, the right eye was swollen shut. The Mexican warrior admits it was hard to see anything from the right eye and the vaseline being used to treat that injury was blurring his vision. With two working eyes, Morales believes he would have stopped Maidana in seven or eight rounds. 

"They were saying I wouldn't last even two or three rounds. They said I was going to get knocked out - and I was the one who had him on the verge of a knockout. And he didn't really hit me with anything. He had nothing," said Morales. "To have both of my eyes, and normal vision - the fight would have been over in seven or eight [rounds] in my estimation."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dblaze9 on 04-14-2011

I agree with Morales... he would have won by KO with both eyes.

Comment by BABYBOXER on 04-13-2011

lol!! why hate erik on this? is it because you were proven wrong that he will be destroyed by maidana? i agree with erik, it was a handicap match, maidana just got lucky to shut that eye.. erik is a…

Comment by Kanelo on 04-13-2011

Yes Morales, you made a great effort Saturday night, and yes, you were close to scoring a great upset. But you lost the fight. Maidana took the last 2 rounds and with that secured what should have been a UD.…

Comment by megas30 on 04-13-2011

I believe you "el terrible" and with your one eyed performance you made me lost respect for Alexander "the fake"

Comment by memento126 on 04-13-2011

It's amazing how Morales fought 11 rounds with one eye, fighters nowadays pull out of the fight right away. I personally think Morales schooled this kid with two eyes open he would have easier time. Everything Morales and his father…

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