Morales wants to fight Pacquiao for the fourth time
Giving up is the last thing on his mind.
Mexican boxer Erik "El Terible" Morales is calling out for a fourth fight against Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao after his two losses in their trilogy.
Morales was the last man to beat Pacquiao, accepting a unanimous decision win against the Filipino boxer in March 2009.
However, Pacquiao was dominant in their two subsequent rematches, knocking out Morales in the 10th round of their second fight and then in the third round of their trilogy fight.
Ignoring those two losses, Morales continued his boxing career, succeeding a title at the junior welterweight division. In an interview with Boxing Scene, he said that he wants to face Pacquiao for a fourth time, to fight for his poor showing in their second and third fights.
"I accepted a fight with Pacquiao in a division where I knew I couldn’t make a weight," Morales said, referring to their bouts in the super featherweight division. "My life outside the ring was in shambles."
"I wasn’t in shape for the Pacquiao fights, because I wasn’t putting my full concentration on boxing," he added.
Morales claimed that he still has what it takes to beat Pacquiao again.