Check out this unbelievable Erik Morales vs Marcos Maidana undercard

They should give awards for the most loaded fight card. Ever since it was announced, San Diegans have been excited about the upcoming bout on April 9th between Erik “El Terrible” Morales (51-6-0, 35 KOs) of San Ysidro (a suburb of San Diego) and Marcos Rene Maidana (29-2-0, 27 KOs), a 12-round light welterweight clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. These two athletes are the epitome of everything that is great about boxing. They always bring it.

Then, like the famous French chefs, the three promoters, Golden Boy, Universum Box-Promotion and Box Latino decided to sign additional talent to spice up the evening. It’s been a long time since we’ve been treated to such a star-studded cast which will include:


Light welterweight Danny Garcia (20-0-0, 27 KOs) facing Nate Campbell (35-7-1, 25 KOs).

Undefeated light welterweight, 21 year-old Omar “Panteria” Figueroa (10-0-1, 8 KOs) from Weslaco, Texas recently signed to fight on this card. Figueroa stumbled the last time out when he fought to a draw with 27 year-old Arturo Quintero (15-4-1) of Las Vegas, Nevada.

How about if we add James Kirkland to the mix? After scoring two spectacular knockout wins in his return to the ring following a nearly two year absence (incarceration), James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (27-0, 24 KOs) is back and he’s been terrorizing his weight division. The knockout artist will continue his highly anticipated comeback against former WBA interim junior middleweight titleholder Nobuhiro Ishida (22-6-2, 7 KOs) of Osaka, Japan. Ishida is coming off his first loss in almost seven years. Last October, when fighting for the WBA light middleweight title, he lost a 12 round split decision to Rigoberto Alvarez.

Robert “the Ghost” Guerrero (28-1-1) from Gilroy, CA, will be taking on the Aussie, Michael “the Great” Katsidis (27-3-0, 22 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBA and WBO interim lightweight belts. Guerrero is undefeated in his last 14 matches. Katsidis, who has his residence in Pattaya, Thailand, is hoping to rebound off his loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, the WBA and WBO lightweight champion.

Still not enthused? How about if we add welterweight Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (28-4-0, 6 KOs), the wise guy from Brooklyn for a 10 rounder? He signed on to fight Jose Miguel Cotto (32-2-1, 24 KOs), the older brother of Miguel Cotto. Jose Miguel Cotto is from Caguas, Puerto Rico.

This is not an April Fools joke – this fight card is for real.


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