Weights: Erik Morales 140-Pounds, Marcos Maidana 140
By Rick Reeno
MGM Grand, Las Vegas - The weights are in for tomorrow's big HBO pay-per-view. In the main event, former three division champion Erik Morales (51-6, 35KOs) will face Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27KOs) for the vacant interim-WBA junior welterweight title. Morales, who appeared a bit drained, came in at 140-pounds on the nose. Maidana was ripped, and also came in at 140.
In the co-feature, for the vacant WBO/WBA interim-lightweights titles, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (28-1-1, 18KOs) came in at 134-pounds. Michael Katsidis (27-3, 22KOs) was also 134-pounds. Both fighters are in great shape, but Guerrero has the look of a welterweight.
Junior middleweight James Kirkland (27-0, 24KOs) came in at 158-pounds, Nobuhiro Ishida (22-6-2, 7KOs) was also 158. Kirkland is in great shape.
In a ten round welterweight bout, Jose Miguel Cotto (32-, 24KOs) came in at 147-pounds, while former champion Paulie Malignaggi (28-4, 6KOs) was also 147-pounds.
In a junior welterweight bout, Nate Campbell was 140-pounds, and undefeated prospect Danny Garcia came in at 139-pounds.
Somehow I just don't see how El Terrible is gonna handle Maidana's power punches. He'll also gas out the longer the fight goes on. I just hope he doesn't get seriously hurt. For his health, I'd rather see him retire…Comment by larryusa on 04-09-2011
morales looks badComment by Drunk Punch on 04-08-2011
Hopefully the brutal KO coming from Maidana will knock some sense into Morales and he'll retire.Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-08-2011
r.i.p erikComment by Spray_resistant on 04-08-2011
This is an easy ko win for Maidana, did anyone at all see Morales's last fight?Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)