Marquez vs Morales is Still in Play, April 9 in Las Vegas

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 To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by I_like_wendys on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=(ROY);9902647]wrong thread dog its jmm not pac[/QUOTE] Awesome :owned2:

Comment by devildg on 01-04-2011

This is worse than Pac-Mosley, yet no "outrage" from the boxing snobs out there haha no one is gonna watch this chub fest

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 01-04-2011

I will watch it Morales is never in a dull fight and neither is JMM.

Comment by ernestot on 01-04-2011

morales has a fat chance because marquez gets knocked easily by ordinary fighters such as katsidis and marquez is also like morales was, worn down a bit because of the wars they have been in.

Comment by Pullcounter on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=antrob;9901943]Funny how Morales ducked JMM when he was in his prime because he viewed him as a high risk low reward, but now he is seeking JMM because it is the biggest money fight he can get.[/QUOTE] jmm priced himself…

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