By James Slater – Though a number of fans would probably prefer to see him walk away and enjoy his retirement as he awaits his call to get inducted into The Hall of Fame, it seems as though Mexican legend Erik Morales will fight on for a while yet.
Beaten soundly on points by new 140-pound star Danny Garcia in his last outing, in what was nevertheless a good action fight, one that saw Garcia take some shots, Morales is looking at returning to action in September.. And, according to fightnews.com, “El Terrible” is pushing for Golden Boy to exercise the rematch clause the first Garcia fight had. It’s possible then, that we could see Garcia-Morales II. How the fans would greet such a return is open to debate, but one thing is clear: Morales is a warrior and millions of fans enjoy watching even an ageing version of this incredible fighter fight.
According to a piece on ESPN.com another possible match-up for the former multi-weight ruler is a shot at Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title. Malignaggi is still looking for an October challenger, and Morales, along with Dmitriy Salita and Jan Zaveck, is in the frame.
Welterweight may be a step too high for Morales, yet you wouldn’t find too many people willing to bet on “The Magic Man” proving too strong for Morales and taking him out; even if Malignaggi has been stopping guys lately.
Again, many people would like to see 35 year old Morales quit, but with big fights still out there for him, it’s easy to see why he wants to carry on slugging.
Other fights that have been mentioned as possibilities for “El Terrible:”
Amir Khan, Khan’s comeback fight? It could happen and it would sell.
Marcos Maidana, a return of the April 2010 thriller these two put on. It probably would have happened by now if it was going to happen, but many fans still want to see this part-two.
Juan Manuel Marquez, I don’t care what you say, this better late than never All-Mexican showdown between two all-time greats would still prove a smash hit, especially in Mexico.