Moses: I’m going to easily beat Ricky Burns
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA World lightweight champion Paulus Moses (28-1, 19 KO’s) sees himself having an easy time against WBO lightweight interim champion Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KO’s) on March 10th at the Braehead Arena in Glascow, Scotland.
Moses, 33, has seen some of Burns’ fights and saw a lot of weakness there that can be exploited.
Moses said “I know I can beat him easy. I’ve been better fighters than him before.”
I actually agree with Moses. He has beaten better fighters. Burns is one of those temporary champions that fill when the good guys are busy doing other things such as Robert Guerrero and Juan Manuel Marquez. Burns is what’s left over to pick fights against guys that are beatable.
In this case, I think Burns messed up by agreeing to fight the #4 World Boxing Organization contender Moses. This guy can really punch with his left hook and right cross. I especially like Moses’ left hook. It’s one of the quickest punches I’ve seen before. He holds back on that punch until his opponent is right in line and then he drops the bomb on them. I can see him getting Burns out of there with that punch.
But Moses’ jab is second to none in the lightweight division. There’s no one I can see that has a jab like that and he’s going to force Burns to try and attack rather than sitting on the outside playing it safe. Moses has the kind of jab that forces his opponents to try and trade because if they at a distance he’ll make a mess of their faces with that beauty of a jab. Burns’ face will be beet red before long with Moses pounding him at will from the outside.
Moses is clearly the best fighter that Burns has faced since he beat Roman Martinez, who was weight drained, in 2010.