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Thursday, 8 March 2012

08/03/12 Ricky Burns & Manny Pacquiao

This Saturday Ricky Burns will be defending his WBO lightweight crown against the 27-1 Namibian Paulus Moses. Burns was awarded the WBO title a few weeks back as Marquez has stepped up and had to drop the belt. Burns knows himself if he can pull through this challenge he will be in line for a bigger payday.
Burns has said he will be looking for a summer showdown with fellow Brit Kevin Mitchell, but also admitted he will not be taking this fight lightly as Moses has proven a tough competitor with 19 of his 28 wins coming by way of Knockout.
I really like Burns and can see him totally dominating this fight right from the first bell, Moses I believe will be looking for an early KO as he knows the longer the fight goes on the less likely he is to out box and point Burns.
I fully expect for Burns to look towards Mitchell for this summer, a fight that all British boxing fans can really look forward to. (But that post is for another day)

In other news the Forbes 24th richest athlete in the world Manny Pacquiao faces a Criminal Complaint as he has failed to produce documents that proved his tax returns after being asked many times from investigators. Pacquiao has before been investigated due to discrepancies being found in his 2010 Tax return for businesses, properties and shares. If guilty he could face imprisonment for up to 2 years. I’m sure things will be fine for Pacquiao, and it certainly won’t affect him in the ring, but could leave a mark on his native Philippines where he is currently a politician.

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