Erik Morales & Marcos Maidana Both Down For A Rematch

Las Vegas Erik Morales faced a hard-hitting Marcos Maidana in a 12-round junior welterweight bout. In the end it was Maidana who got the majority decision.  The fight was a tough one and both fighters showed lots of heart, the first few rounds went to Maidana but then Morales made his comeback, leaving some fans believing Morales was the won who should have won.  After the fight here’s what both fighters had to say:

Erik Morales, Six-Time & Three Division World Champion

“I want to acknowledge everyone who came to see this fight.  I’m a good fighter. I fight for the people of Tijuana.

I think he [Maidana] may have won a close fight, but not a clean win. I think that I won the fight because I landed the better punches.   I want a rematch. I thought I won. I’m better than him.

Marcos Maidana, WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion

“I am very happy to have won the title. We knew that Erik Morales was a great warrior and he was going to give a great fight. I never thought it was going to be an easy fight. I was expecting a war and that is exactly what happened.

“I would like the rematch, but there are other fighters in the division I would want to fight as well. “Morales is a good fighter and a strong fighter.  He can continue his career because he’ll do well.

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