Friday, 18 May 2012

Marquez Vs Morales potential fight for July 14th...

Juan Manuel Marquez                                     Erik Morales.
According to reports, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions and Todd DuBeof are in talks to stage a Mexican showdown between Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales. The fight has a 50-50 chance of happening as a few days ago Marquez narrowed his options down to just two men... Mercito Gesta and Morales.

If this fight does happen, it will be a rare occasion where Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank actually work together to make an interesting and exciting fight. At first, it seemed as if GBP were just going to let Morales out of his current deal and let him pursue the fight with Marquez but it sounds like the two companies may be willing to co-promote the fight.

"Morales wants to fight Marquez," said Schaefer. "And I have been talking to Todd DuBeof over the past few days, and we are trying to find a way to see if we can get that fight done."

It would have been a little better if this fight was made just a few years ago when both Mexican warriors were in their prime. Marquez is still going strong and is still near the top of the pound-for-pound rankings but at the age of 38 he will no doubt soon start to take the slide that most fighters do when they get close to 40. Morales is younger than Marquez (35-years old) but has certainly not aged as well. His last outing against Danny Garcia was very disappointing if you compare it to the good old days when Morales was one of the fittest and toughest fighters in the game.

However, this is a still a very interesting fight as it is the only fight of the great featherweight four-some (Marquez, Morales, Pacquiao, Barrera) that has not happened and it will be a fight that a lot of people will want to see if both men can agree terms and put everything they have into what could be one of the last big fights in either man's career.

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