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Gomez: Erik Morales Will Get Up For Marquez Challenge

By Rick Reeno

Eric Gomez, head matchmaker for Golden Boy Promotions, expects an exciting fight when Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5, 38KOs) and Erik Morales (51-6, 35KOs) do battle for the WBC's 140-pound "Diamond Belt" on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After being away for nearly three years, Morales returned to boxing last March with a decision win over Jose Alfaro, and then followed it up with a TKO of Willie Limond in September, and a twelve round decision over Francisco Lorenzo in December.

Not everyone is pleased with the fight. Marquez is considered to be a heavy favorite, and most insiders are expecting a relatively easy win. Gomez expects a real fight. The two Mexican icons have a real dislike for each other. When the two boxers were fighting under the Top Rank banner, Marquez always complained about Morales receiving preferential treatment. And, Marquez has recently made claims that Morales, when he was on top, refused to fight him.

"I think it's going to be an exciting fight. There's history there. Morales will get up for this fight. Fighters like Morales, they get up for the big fights. It's like Marco Antonio Barrera with Morales. Every time they said Barrera was finished, he would get up for the big fights, like he did in the third fight with Morales, and the first fight with Morales," Gomez told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KTFO on 02-03-2011

[QUOTE=Big Chorizo;10050734]:haha:... and how many brawls was Erik before he fought that steroid freak? jeez, you flips are really up Manny's a-hole... it's unbelievable.[/QUOTE] Morales beat Pac and he was the man, but when Manny feeds his chorizo to Erik…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-03-2011

Jmm destroys erik into retirement tired of seeing these washed up legends still fighting holyfield winky jones barrera just call it a day and retire with your health

Comment by chiguy91 on 02-03-2011

as much as i like both fighters, this fight is way past its time. hope its a pretty entertaining fight overall though, itd be pretty bad to see morales just get whooped all night, still hope JMM wins though....

Comment by puga on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=Big Chorizo;10050734]:haha:... and how many brawls was Erik before he fought that steroid freak? jeez, you flips are really up Manny's a-hole... it's unbelievable.[/QUOTE] man, pac has in some fights himself even getting knocked the fukk out twice before fighting…

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 02-02-2011

erik morales is 1 of my fav fighters. hope he finds a way.

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