Eric Morales although surprised why Manny Pacquiao still fighting at his 40s, he still picked Pacquiao to win via a 12-round decision or a late knockout over a younger opponent in Keith Thurman.
Morales was part of a panel discussion about the Pacquiao-Thurman fight this Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Morales was surprised Pacquiao still fighting in the elite level despite the wars he’s been into. Morales and Pacquiao have one of the best trilogies in boxing. Morales beat Pacquiao in their first fight in 2005. Pacquiao beat Morales in their next two fights the following year.
Well, who will not be surprised why Pacquiao still fighting at 40. Pacquiao already is a senator in the Philippines. He has his carved his name in boxing. I mean, what else needed to be proven in boxing?
Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) loves to prove something that others normally don’t believe.
When he fought De La Hoya, Pacquiao proved that a good little man can beat a good big man. It should be the other way around right?
When he got two successive losses in 2012; a split decision loss to Tim Bradley, and a stunning 6 round knockout loss to his rival Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez, everyone thought Pacquiao will never be the same fighter again. Well, he came back strong defeating Brandon Rios.
This time Pacquiao wanted to prove that he can still do it at the elite level even at 40 years old. Can he prove it? This question will be answered on Saturday night.