Marquez vs. Morales on September 15, 2012

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Due to Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Timothy Bradley this past Saturday night, it seems like Juan Manuel Marquez might have to wait a little bit longer for another chance at facing Pacquiao again. Team Pacquiao will now be directing their efforts and time into getting the decision either reversed, or a rematch actualized.

Instead, it looks as though Marquez will now face Erik Moralez on Spetember 15, 2012. (

I don’t know about you, but I can see this being an exciting and explosive match. For Marquez it is a chance at earning a pretty hefty paycheck as well as get another big name victory under his belt, and for Morales it’s a sure way to skyrocket his stock back to the top. While the benefit of this fight would be much bigger for Morales, it is a pretty good next option for Marquez as well.

Both fighters have their own armies of fans, and I would expect this event to sell out at Garden Arena, if that’s where they would end up hosting the fight. Of course I am fully aware that technically speaking, Morales would be a huge underdog, and most money bet would have the name of Marquez attached to it as the winner. Having said that, I would never count out a warrior like Morales in any fight. At the right weight with the right incentive, he is capable of being extremely competitive, and I can see Marquez struggling with Morale’s style.

If September is when they are planning on making the fight, they are already running on a very tight schedule. I assume we can expect to hear the final details by the end of this week.

Article posted on 12.06.2012

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