By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Erik Morales admits that Juan Manuel Marquez has finally turned himself into a superstar attraction. For years, since their time in Top Rank a decade ago, the two fighters had heat with each other and the two of them have attacked each other in the press numerous times when discussions to stage a fight between the two of them have fallen apart. Marquez, nearly 40-years-old, will face WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on October 12th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

"You're always looking for the right moment to achieve something important in your life. One aspires to have athletic achievements but you also aspire for other things like economic success. Marquez is a fighter who did a lot of things throughout his career, but nothing like he's been able to accomplish today.  Marquez's timing is unmatched, he beat [Manny] Pacquiao at the right time and he deserves the position that he's earned. He's become a star attraction. 10 years ago he was a good fighter but he didn't mean as much as he does today. I think he is in the best moment of his career," Morales said.