Maidana: The Erik Morales Fight is a War, Anything Goes

By Chris LaBate

Junior welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27 KOs) has pledged to do everything possible to prevent former three division champion Erik Morales (51-6, 35 KOs) from winning their fight on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maidana is going to bring the fight to Morales in the early portion of the contest. He wants to test Morales' ability to take punishment.

"When I'm up on the ring, anything goes.  It's a war.  It's a war.  I don't do it purposely, but look I might maybe here and there land a couple of punches there.  But I'm going out there and I'm giving it my all.  So its war and everything goes when it's a war.  Yes, I think I do have power and I think that if I hit anybody as hard as I can they're probably not going to be able to take it," Maidana said.

Morales is a big underdog in the fight, which doesn't make im any less dangerous, says Maidana. In 2010, Morales returned to boxing after taking a few years off. He won three fights, but the opponents were not even close to being on the same danger level as Maidana. Morales has been through a lot of wars over the years. Maidana thinks he's still capable of performing well against the best.

"Well obviously for me, I don't underestimate anybody and I think that anything can happen up in that ring, anything can happen.  I don't underestimate anybody and I think Morales is capable of giving a good fight.  It's my job to win the fight and I'm going to do what I always do.  I'm going to come forward and I'm going to be throwing punches.  My stamina is going to be the most important thing for me.  So I think that if he can withstand what I bring than great," Maidana said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AL-MUQAWAMA on 04-10-2011

So, Rado; do you still think that Erik is "far more shot" than Barrera was (as if it's even possible to place degrees on such an absolute term)? Never comment on any non-statistical aspect of boxing again, please. [QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10333766]What did…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-06-2011

[QUOTE=-TRGB-;10331338]I don't. Barrera was finished at world-class, blown-up, washed up and had looked sluggish against low-level comp. The only real difference is that Khan is not the heavyhanded punisher Maidana is...hopefully, Erik can no longer stand up to punishment and…

Comment by -TRGB- on 04-05-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10329999][B]Actually, I kinda see Dave's point about Barrera,[/B] and this article has an interesting take as well..... [url][/url] The fight sucks, end of story, but I'm not sure what my take on my Maidana is. He certainly deserves little-to-no credit…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-05-2011

[QUOTE=-TRGB-;10327540]Dave Retardo thinks it was, look here, ^^ :lol1: No, the vast majority of people who picked Barrera assumed that Khan's chin would be clipped once and broken. Technically, Khan was highly favoured and was the betting favourite. Regardless of…

Comment by -TRGB- on 04-04-2011

Bump for Dave. I want proof that Maidana made close to a million on his last fight.

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