Monday, April 25, 2011

Morris East from the Philippines Says Pacquiao Still Has the Edge

Taking a glance at the Pacquiao vs Mosley fight, one-time champion boxer of the world Morris East is still determined that Manny Pacquiao will eventually win in the May 7 fight between the two betted fighters, and the once-champion believed that the prime, 39-year old Pomona-native Sugar Shane Mosley is no longer that terrible threat he used to be. Well, Morris East was born in Olongapo City in the Philippines, and that’s just a surprise. He believes strongly that the World Boxing Organization welterweight fist sight between Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley would be good enough to be dubbed a close call, but gives the cutting edge straight to Pacquiao mainly because of their age gap. Pacquiao in his thirties, and Mosley almost forty, hours from having a receding hairline. And oh, before I forget, Manny Pacquiao is actually seven years younger than Mosley.

“It’s going to be a tough fight, though. But from my point of view, I feel it’s going to be Pacman,” the 36-year-old former World Boxing Association light welterweight said in one interview. East has a strong hunch that Mosley has declined in graded performance over time, through the years, which was proven by his lackluster fights two boxing seasons ago against Sergio Mora and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mosley, as you can remember lost his glory to Mayweather Jr via unanimous decision last May and buckled up with Mora just four months later.

“Mosley has slowed down a bit. He’s not the same compared to his younger years,” said East of the three division world title holder. East also ponders on the fact that Mosley will have the edge over the fight if ever he will take the fight immediately to his 32-year old ring match in the earlier rounds. He also said that if only Mosley would keep up with his opponent’s feat and to get to start out on the round first, that way he’ll have more advantage. Well said, don’t you think?

Well, if you’re missing something, East is one of the previous world champions from the Philippines. In the past, he bagged the WBA light welterweight belt after beating Japanese boxer Akinobu Hiranaka in 1992, Tokyo, Japan.

One year later, he lost the belt to Argentine Juan Martin Coggi in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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