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Erik Morales Expects a War With Juan Manuel Marquez

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division champion Erik Morales is "expecting a war" when he steps in the ring with WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez on April 16 in Las Vgeas. It has yet to be established if Morales will challenge Marquez for his titles, or Marquez is planning to go up to the junior welterweight division to face Morales for his WBC silver title.

"This will be a great fight. It's a very big fight for Mexico. I will train very hard to prepare," Morales said. 

Morales has been looking to fight Marquez for a long time. There were discussions about a Marquez-Morales bout when both boxers were under Top Rank. It never happened because of financial reasons. There were reports that Marquez requested a lot of money at the time.

At the present, the bout is reportedly close to a deal. In 2010, Morales returned after a near three year layoff from boxing. He stayed active since coming back with wins over Willie Limond, Jose Alfaro and Francisco Lorenzo. Marquez had a rougher year with tough fights against Juan Diaz and Michael Katsidis.

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Comment by Drunk Punch on 01-03-2011

I think Morales is a long way past best, whilst older Marquez actually still looks pretty near prime.

Comment by AL YANKAB*TCH on 01-03-2011

[QUOTE=phook;9896532]I wish the fight happened 10 years or ago or something[/QUOTE] This......................................... Morales needs to get some decent wins against a couple lw's. If this fight is gonna happen. I'd hate to see a shot Morales getting beat up by…

Comment by boxingfanattic on 01-03-2011

I Cant wait for this fight. It will be awesome seeing marquez take his 4th weight belt. Its a great stepping stone to move up in weight

Comment by kingrol32 on 01-03-2011

The hell with Erik Morales. I want to see El Dinamita whip the chicken s**t Pacman. But he is to freakin' scared. If he wasn't scared he would fight him instead of Sugar Shame Mosely to prove he wasnt scared.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-03-2011

[QUOTE=mr_kamado10;9897215]WOW!!! Marquez price himself out when talks of a fight of then primed Morales broke out when both under the banner of toprank....It seems this is the way Marquez runs his business......The same case when he price himself out of…

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