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Maidana-Morales: Marcos says he doesn’t want to end Erik’s career on 4/9

Erik Morales Marcos Rene MaidanaBy William Mackay: Knockout artist Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27 KO’s) says he doesn’t want to put 34-year-old Erik Morales (51-6, 35 KO’s) out of his misery and end his career on April 9th in their fight for the WBC Silver light welterweight title at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a fight that Morales wanted and was given by his promoters at Golden Boy. Morales will likely be sorry he chose Maidana of all the fighters that he could have selected.

Talking on his social media site, Maidana said “I just wanna beat Morales. Not aiming to to end his career.” It’s going to be hard for Maidana to ease up on Morales because the pound Mexican will be fighting tooth and nail until the very end. If Maidana doesn’t go all out, he could find himself getting beaten. Maidana has to fight all out by loading up on everything like he always does because the last thing that Maidana needs to do is to feel sorry for Morales due to his age and his deteriorated skills and give him some confidence in this fight. If Maidana takes it easy on Morales, it will give Morales a real chance of winning this fight.

Morales was at one time a great fighter who captured titles in three different weight divisions from 2000 to 2004. However, Morales hasn’t looked good since 2005, and when he retired from boxing in 2007, Morales had lost four consecutive fights. Morales came back in 2010, but looks nothing like the fighter he was earlier in his career when he was still winning titles.

Maidana is going to run over Morales like a speed bump in the road unless Maidana takes it easy on Morales out of respect and sympathy.

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