Golden Boy's Diaz Willing To Make Morales-Zenunaj Rematch

By Steve Kim

Things were getting interesting between super featherweights, Carlos Morales and Dardan Zenunaj, who headline on ESPN2 on Thursday night from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. While Morales had jumped out to an early lead, the aggressive Zenunaj was starting to close ground on him heading into the second half of this scheduled ten-rounder.

But at the beginning of the sixth round the fight was waved off by referee Raul Caiz Jr. after consulting with the ringside physician who examined a cut over the right eye of Morales, which was caused earlier in the fight by a clash of heads. With Morales winning on all three cards by the scores of 59-56 he was ruled the winner via technical decision.

It was a rather unsatisfactory conclusion to a fight that was heating up.

carlos-morales (4)

So is there any chance of doing a rematch?

"If you would've asked me the same question right after the fight, I would've said no. But now hearing the fans and everyone else being so excited about the fight and wanting to see the second part, you know what? It's a matter of talking to both teams, I'm sure Dardan's team will want it because they've already told me and it's just a matter of letting Carlos heal," said Robert Diaz, the head matchmaker for Golden Boy Promotions.

Diaz noted,"(Morales) had four cuts so it wasn't like Carlos quit or anything. It was legitimately stopped because of all the cuts. Once he heals, I'll talk to his team. Carlos has never shied away. Remember, Carlos came up the hard way, he came up as an opponent versus a couple of Golden Boy fighters, beat them and then became a Golden Boy fighter, himself. So Carlos has never shied away from anybody."

Golden Boy has a fresh slate of cards for 2018 that this fight can land on.

"It's a matter of taking to both teams after the holidays and if the fans want to see it, the media wants to see it, hey, lets do it," stated Diaz.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Parker: Joshua Doesn't Take Criticism Well, I'll Smile at His Punches Otto Wallin Assures That Adrian Granat Showdown Will Happen Errol Spence on Keith Thurman: I'm Gonna Smoke Him Easy! Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More Javier Fortuna: I'll Go to Easter's Hometown to Get My Rematch Spence: 'I Have No Idea' if Garcia Would Fight Me Next; Ask Him! Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Afterthoughts Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" Yet Jamie Moore Talks Shooting, Recovery, Frampton-Donaire Anthony Joshua Plans To Be Quicker, Aims To Crack Parker's Chin Jayson Mama Wins WBO Regional Belt With TKO Victory Cesar Barrionuevo Blasts Out Adrian Veron in One Round Andy Lee, O'Sullivan Both Ready To Face Daniel Jacobs Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura on April 15 in Japan Errol Spence - 'The Truth' About Ambition Shannon Briggs: After I Beat Fury, They Must Give Me Title Shot! Mares on Santa Cruz Rematch, Valdez-Quigg, Frampton-Donaire Petit vs. Kasmi Ends in Violence After Riot Erupts - Video Joshua Admits That Parker's Steroid Taunts Got Under His Skin DiBella Doubts Arum Wants to Put Crawford in With Spence Now Anthony Joshua Explains Why He's in No Rush To Fight in America Joseph Diaz: I Want To Beat Gary Russell, Unify 126 By 2019 Gilberto Ramirez Would Travel to UK For Groves, Eubank, Smith Parker's Promoter: Exposing Joshua's Glass Jaw Got Us The Fight Porter: Spence Isn't an Option Next; I'm Not Ranked By the IBF Kiram is Inspired By Sor Rungvisai To Shock Lucas Matthysse Marcus Browne: I Need a World Title Shot, I'll Face Any Champ! Photos: Robert Easter Survives Close Call With Javier Fortuna Alexander: If Victor Ortiz Lasts Seven Rounds - I'll Be Surprised Photos: Errol Spence Gives Lamont Peterson a Vicious Beating Joe Joyce on Daniel Dubois: I Don't Think He Really Wants It! Kownacki: I Made The Fight A lot Harder Than I Should Have Horn's Coach: Mundine Will Get Knocked Out - No Shot To Win! Fortuna: The Public Booed Because They Know I Beat Easter! David Price: I Think Deontay Wilder Could Beat Anthony Joshua CompuBox: Spence Landed 49% of Power Punches on Peterson Spence: I Want 'Some Time' Thurman - He Keeps Making Excuses! Video: Jermell Charlo, Jermall Charlo Talk Spence, Canelo, More Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna - CompuBox Punch Stats Video: Robert Easter Discusses Performance Against Fortuna

Latest Active Forum Threads