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 Last update:  4/11/2011       Read more by Chris LaBate         
   
Marcos Maidana Agrees: Erik Morales Deserves a Rematch
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By Chris LaBate

Marcos Maidana (30-2, 27 KOs) is ready to present Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KOs) with a rematch of Saturday's epic battle. Almost every expert picked Maidana to win by knockout in the first six rounds, but the Mexican warrior put on a "fight of the year" performance and nearly pulled off an upset at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The three judges gave Maidana the victory with a twelve round majority decision.

"The Morales fight was very tough and I think it was very good for the public. We knew it would not be easy. Hats off to Erik. If Morales wants a rematch, we can give him one at any time because he deserves it. But right now I want to celebrate, because I'm a world champion," said Maidana, who picked up the WBA's interim-140 pound title with the win.

Tags: Erik Morales , Marcos Maidana , Maidana vs Morales , Maidana-Morales


 

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comment by Fighting Pride, on 04-11-2011
maidana wins the rematch by the way. he'll show up in better shape and go after erik with more respect and not tire himself out. erik still can only fight half a round, that won't change. maidana also has to demand he use his own gloves. that's bs morales is allowed to get away with that. happene...

comment by Fighting Pride, on 04-11-2011
lol, he's not world champion. what a ****ing joke. khan is the champ, you know the guy who beat maidana in his last defence. have to say it again, what a ****ing joke! madiana should be ashamed claiming that

comment by vicmatic1, on 04-11-2011
rematch maidana or fight marquez then ride out into the sunset..truly a great warrior

comment by LeadUppercut, on 04-11-2011
[QUOTE=ELPERRO]Good post! I was one of the few who said morales had a chance. and a chance he did. Great fight! Give Morales 6 weeks to heal the eye...Negotiate the rematch...have a 10 week training camp and do it again! The fight doesn't need to happen immediately or in a rush but in a comfor...

comment by ELPERRO, on 04-11-2011
[QUOTE=SluggerFan]Well, they say, every great fighter has one great fight left. Do you think that was Morales' last great fight? Man, if that eye wouldn't have shut he probably would have won. I don't know if he could withstand another 12 rounds with Maidana. I, along with everyone else, thought ...

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