Erik Morales will face Marcos Maidana Saturday in Las Vegas in his first true test since returning to the ring a year ago. When Maidana watched some of Morales’ comeback fights, he said Morales looked like someone who was coming back from retirement. Apparently Marcos isn’t the only one questioning Morales’ ability.
Between Maidana’s words and the questions from the media, Morales has said he’s expressed uncertainty recently. In a pre-fight press conference, Morales admitted “After so many interviews, I am starting to say to myself, ‘Was this the right decision? Am I the only crazy one that thinks I can win?” But when the media’s not around, he regains confidence saying, “When I am alone at night lying in bed, I start thinking to myself, I am not wrong.”
Morales says he is going to win Saturday and prove all the doubters wrong, but something tells me all the questions are there for a reason. Plus, you have to be 100% confident heading into a fight, especially as an underdog. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think this is the best mentality to have entering a big fight.