By Lem Satterfield
WBA and WBO lightweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez may have lost out on a third bout with eight-division king, Manny Pacquiao, but the 37-year-old, three-division champion still has plenty of options, according to Golden Boy Promotions head matchmaker, Eric Gomez.
"We'll be getting together some time this month with Marquez. We'll go over numbers and go over the opponents," said Gomez.
Marquez will return in April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the main opponents being considered is former three division champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer would like to get the fight done in the next couple of days.
"We are going to see if we can get that fight done," said Schaefer of Marquez-Morales. "That's one of the fights that we will be working on in the next couple of days and weeks."
Morales is not the only option for Marquez. Gomez is talking to other possible opponents, but says a Marquez-Morales fight is a very big deal among Mexican fight fans.
"We feel that Marquez-Morales would be a big seller in the Mexican community, and it's a fight that the Mexican community has always wanted but it was never done," said Gomez. "Marquez wants to fight in Las Vegas, so there is a good possibility that it will be in Las Vegas either in March or April around there."
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .