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, according to Fightnews, 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 an opportunity to get another big-name victory under his belt. 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 end up hosting the fight. Of course, I am fully aware that, technically speaking, Morales would be a huge underdog, and most of the 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.