Maidana: I'm Ready For Twelve, But I Think it Ends Early

By Miguel Rivera

Junior welterweight Marcos Rene Maidana (29-2, 27KOs) is ready for a war. He face Mexican icon Erik Morales (51-6, 35KOs) on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Maidana takes nothing away from Morales, even though experts believe Morales is a shell of his former self. Maidana is training to go the full distance. Although, the puncher from Argentina doesn't expect a long fight because of their fighting styles.

"It will be a war. And I'm prepared for the twelve rounds, but I think it will be a short fight. Will I take precautions? No. I'm going out to fight. My style is to go forward, and that's how it has to be; if you do not throw punches, you do not win," Maidana said.

"He's an experienced fighter and he knows what he is doing. He made a decision to fight me, so he must feel good about his chances. This is his chance. If he wins, he's back again, and if he loses, then he will likely retire.  I'm stronger and younger. He can throw more punches than me, but now he's slower. He slowed down [over the years.]"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by saguirre057 on 04-04-2011

Morales can box! if he chooses to do so, we might be in for a surprise; if he dont and his Mexican pride interferes with this fight then Maidana is going to brutally pound on him for several rounds!

Comment by SluggerFan on 04-04-2011

I imagine that Maidana gets Morales out of there pretty quickly. Pacquiao trashed him in 3 rounds for their third fight and Maidana is much bigger and hits harder than Pacquiao did at that time. Morales would be smart to…

Comment by MARKBNLV on 04-04-2011

War Morales.............

Comment by koolttt on 04-04-2011

i will be extremely surprised if morales makes it through 12 rounds.

Comment by Fistic on 04-04-2011

[QUOTE=mr_kamado10;10326576]coward marquez should have been the one fighting maidana instead of very courageous but shot morales and show he is worthy at higher weight.....[/QUOTE] How a boxing legend is a coward is beyond me. Can you please enlighten us? Anyways,…

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