Erik Morales Expects Pacquiao To Give Marquez a Beating

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division champion Erik Morales said that he expects WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao to give Juan Manuel Marquez a beating on November 12 in Las Vegas. At one point, Morales was going to face Marquez in April, but the fight never happened. After Marquez walked away, Morales fought Marcos Maidana instead. Maidana won a close majority decision.

Now Morales is searching for an August opponent. He was unable to reach an agreement with WBA champion Amir Khan, and claims Maidana wanted too much money for a rematch. Morales has a long-term goal of being able to fight Pacquiao for a fourth time. After beating Pacquiao the first time, the Filipino boxer came back to knock Morales out in their next two meetings.

"Maidana, he just doesn't want to fight me. We made an offer to Amir Khan but we couldn't close [the deal] because they wanted to fight in July and I asked for August. I could not fight in July," Morales told Ricardo Juarez. "I can assure you that I much better than I was in the past  because now I'm a more complete fighter and experience is very important."

"I took an important step with Maidana and I want more, and then the people will know that there really is a chance [of facing Pacquiao]. [In the Pacquiao fight], I see Márquez being weary and getting very physically hurt, but anything can happen in boxing so we have to wait for the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=lutenco;10687377]ERIK is the only man on the planet to have beat MANNY at his best so he can say everything he want!!![/QUOTE] That is a matter of opinion pal. I, along with Bert Sugar, Al Bernstein, and most of the…

Comment by lutenco on 06-13-2011

ERIK is the only man on the planet to have beat MANNY at his best so he can say everything he want!!!

Comment by David Struck on 06-13-2011

Right on, KLTP!!!

Comment by tlarry on 06-13-2011

Morales claims he wanted a rematch and Maidana wanted more money. Then if you really want that rematch, think you can beat him, then give Maidana more money, go beat him, then get all your money in your next fights.…

Comment by Las Vegas, on 06-13-2011

Marquez is the most underrated fighter of our generation, and he will prove all of you naysayers wrong.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (42)
Top Headlines Yamaguchi Falcao-Chris Pearson Lands on Facebook Watch Kash Ali Suspended For Six Months, Fined 10K For Biting Price Khan: The Fight Was 100% Turning, Crawford Was Slowing Down Regis Prograis Helping Youth As Big WBSS Fight Nears Apti Davtaev, Umar Salamov Ready For More After KO Wins Danny Garcia: I Hope I Didn't Scare Manny Pacquiao Away Commey Eyes June Return, Future Unifications - On His Terms Arum: Danny Garcia Is Not A Real Fight For Terence Crawford Terence Crawford-Amir Khan: Afterthoughts BoxingScene Championship Stats, Records: April 2019 Update Hatton: Kid Galahad To Provide Very Tough Test For Warrington McGuigan Comes To Khan's Defense in Wake of Quitter Claims Khan: I'll Always Have World Title Fights, Brook Will Be There Too Jeremiah Nakathila Wins Big, Targets Masayuki Ito Title Shot Fabio Turchi Will Now Face Sami Enbom in Florence, Italy Doheny's Dream Run Continues With Unification Against Roman Ellerbe: Arum Lost His Mind, He Talks Sh*t and Then Wants a Deal PBC Exec: Arum Desperate, Great Fights Ahead Like Crawford-Khan Khan: I Have A lot Left, This Won't Be My Last Fight, I'll Fight Again Photos: Andy Ruiz Makes PBC Debut, Batters Dimitrenko Granados: I Think The Referee Was a Little Over-Protective Tete Warns Donaire: Whoever is in My Way - I'll Take Him Out Kell Brook: I Want Terence Crawford Next, Khan Fight is Dead Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates Christopher Diaz Hearn Enraged: Jarrell Miller Swore To Me on Kids' Lives - F*** Off! Arum: Haymon Will Tell Spence 'Don't Listen To The White Guys' Andy Ruiz To Adam Kownacki: I Want To Fight, Let's Do This! Photos: Danny Garcia Wipes Out Adrian Granados in Seven Teofimo Lopez Feels Ready: I Want a World Title Shot Next Photos: Teofimo Lopez Cracks Edits Tatli With Body Shot Danny Garcia: When I'm at My Best - Nobody Can Beat Me! Crawford: Whenever Spence is Ready - He Can Come & Get It! Photos: Crawford Drops Khan, Strange TKO End After Low Blow Photos: Dave Allen Blasts Out Lucas Browne With Big Body Shot Photos: Chisora Fails To Impress in Decision Over Gashi Archie Sharp Feels Ready For a Showdown With Lee Selby Teddy Atlas on Crawford-Khan: It's Not Good For Boxing or ESPN Kell Brook: Amir Khan Quit, He Was Looking For a Way Out! Arum: Khan Was Looking For a Place To Fall, Could've Recovered! Crawford To Amir Khan: You Didn't Quit? Tell The Truth!

Latest Active Forum Threads