Erik Morales vs Willie Limond Boxing Press Conference Quotes

Erik Morales Press Conference Quotes

(All quotes translated from Spanish by Benny Ricardo)

With Mexican soccer star Rafa Marquez: “In my next fight I plan to use Rafa Marquez-like defense and the offense of (Thierry) Henry.”

On why Morales returned to the ring: “I’m not doing this for economic reasons. I’m not doing this for ego. I just want to come back and do it for the joy of boxing. Reporters want to write. The camera guys want to shoot. Because that’s what you do and that’s what you do best. Fighting is what I do best. Five years as an amateur, 16 years as a professional – this is what I do. Now I want to do it and enjoy it and do it my way.

“The reason why I’m coming back into the ring, being at 49 (wins) and wanting to get to that 50th win, which is a mark all great fighters have, that elusive 50th win.

I found the support with my family. I’m still a young man. I want to go out and do this and everyone. Some may think I’m crazy because you don’t get better as you get older. I’m a young man, but I’m experienced.”

On what fans will see on Sept. 11: “They’ll see a faster, stronger Erik Morales, who is absolutely going to rock the ring and have everybody say, ‘There he is, he never left.’”

On the importance of the date and fight card: “For me, the reason Sept. 11 is so important, this is about Mexican Independence, this is about the Mexican Revolution. It becomes so important in boxing because Mexicans have distinguished themselves in boxing more than any other sport and have produced more world champions and the greatness of the Mexican fighter is renowned. Now, all that comes together, in one night. This event is so big that it requires four promoters to come together and put this together.”


Photo of Erik Morales and Rafa Marquez

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“Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Grupo Empresarial Matiz, is being distributed live (Sept. 11, 2010)  in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

WBC DIAMOND SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS

ERIK “Terrible” MORALES                                          WILLIE “Hands of Steel” LIMOND

Former 3-Division World Champion                                  World Boxing Union Lightweight Champion

WBC Intercontinental Welterweight Champion/WBA #6     Former British Empire Lightweight Champion

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico                                       Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

49-6 (34 KOs)                                                                33-2 (8 KOs)

WBC INTERNATIONAL FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – CO-FEATURE – 12 ROUNDS

EDGAR SOSA                                                               ANDREA SARRITZU

Former WBC Flyweight Champion/IBF #6                        European Flyweight Champion/WBC #4

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico                                Quartu Sant’Elena, Sardegna, Italy

39-6 (23 KOs)                                                                34-4-4 (12 KOs)

WBC WORLD CUP WOMEN’S SUPER FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 10 ROUNDS

ANN MARIE “La Guerrera” TORRES                           ALESIA “The Tigress” GRAF

WBC Female Super Flyweight Champion                          WIBF & GBU Female Super Flyweight Champion

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico                                Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

21-3-2 (13 KOs)                                                          24-1 (9 KOs)

WBC YOUTH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 12-ROUNDS

JUAN CARLOS “Miniburgos” BURGOS                        JOAN de GUAI

WBC CABOFE Featherweight Champion                            Filipino Upset Specialist

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico                                       Metro Manila, Philippines

24-0 (16 KOs)                                                                7-10-4 (2 KOs)

WBC SILVER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 ROUNDS

DANIEL “Tremendo” ESTRADA                                   REY SANCHEZ

WBC CABOFE Lightweight Champion                                WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Champion

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico                                Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

23-1-1 (19 KOs)                                                             19-3-1 (11 KOs)

WBC YOUTH LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 10 ROUNDS

RAMON “Nino de Oro” AYALA                                    ARMANDO “El Policia” CORDOBA

WBC World Youth Lightweight Champion              Former NABA & Panamanian Super Featherweight Champion

Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico                                               Tampa, Florida by way of Panama

18-1-1 (8 KOs)                                                               24-40-3 (18 KOs)

(ALL FIGHTS & FIGHTERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

For more information about the Morales-Limond PPV event go to www.integratedsportsnet.com.

Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Cristian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Khan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. and Ruslan Chagaev. In addition, Integrated Sports Media distributed numerous International soccer matches showcasing teams like Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com.

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