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Maidana-Morales Done, Says Erik: Chino Fires Miguel Diaz

By Jhonny Gonzalez

A rep for former three-division champion Erik Morales (51-6, 35KOs) has told members of the Mexican press that a deal was reached to fight hard-hitting junior welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27KOs) on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Golden Boy Promotions is handling the card. The fight came about after Juan Manuel Marquez took a pass on fighting Morales in order to concentrate on sorting out his promotional situation with Golden Boy Promotions.

Morales was quoted on the subject as saying - "it's an honor for me to return to Las Vegas ... and what better way to do it than by facing a formidable opponent such as Marcos Maidana."

In other news, reports in Argentina have published quotes that came from Maidana's personal twitter account, in which the fighter annouces that he's going to use a new trainer for the fight on April 9. Maidana has parted ways with veteran trainer Miguel Diaz. He does not reveal at the moment who the next trainer will be. He expects to retain one in the next few days.

"I want to announce that after one and a half years of working of with him, I'll no longer have to Miguel Diaz as chief trainer. We had a great time working together for that period and I've learned some valuable things from him. We thought that we needed to make a change so Miguel and I parted ways on amicable terms of course. You will learn who my next trainer will be in the next few days," Maidana said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kadyo's on 02-10-2011

[QUOTE=Left Hook Tua;10084569]so miguel diaz is out as maidana's trainer? funny. isn't diaz the one who started all the pacquiao is gonna dump ariza rumors? as far as i know , roach said ariza is still in pacquiao's camp. now…

Comment by RIZO24 on 02-10-2011

Morales will get KTFO!! Maidana is too young and too strong for him!!

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-10-2011

Nacho Beristain is probably gonna train Maidana for this fight is what I've heard.

Comment by Left Hook Tua on 02-10-2011

[QUOTE=ELPERRO;10085874]Gentlemen, that is how boxers suppose to behave! kudos Morales.[/QUOTE] morales has too much balls for his own good. i didn't mind the jmm fight. i might skip this one though. maidana is too strong and too big. i don't…

Comment by Left Hook Tua on 02-10-2011

[QUOTE=sapo#1;10086618]well yea morales didnt "duck" marquez and i agree he was too busy with the other trilogies and what not ....but marquez was aking for a fight then.....and now marquez feels that he dont want to give morales the fight…

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