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Morris East boxer

Morris East image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1989-05-03
Born 1973-08-08
Nationality Philippines
Residence Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
bouts
25
won
20
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
25
won
20
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1989-05-03
Born 1973-08-08
Nationality Philippines
Residence Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines

As a teenager, East moved to Cebu City and was spotted by Lito Cortes who brought him to the Cebu Coliseum gym. Promoter Sammy Gello-ani then offered him amateur fights to keep him earning for his meals.East turned professional in 1989 and won the WBA World Light Welterweight Championship by defeating Akinobu Hiranaka with an 11th round TKO victory in Tokyo on 9 September 1992. With the victory, East became the youngest ever Filipino to hold a world championship in boxing at the age of 19 years and 31 days old. He is also the second youngest boxer to win a world title at 140 lbs., second to Puerto Rico's Wilfred Benitez, who won the WBA world jr. welterweight title when he was 17 years old. The victory over Hiranaka was named Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year for 1992. Morris lost the title in his first defense against Juan Martin Coggi.

As a teenager, East moved to Cebu City and was spotted by Lito Cortes who brought him to the Cebu Coliseum gym. Promoter Sammy Gello-ani then offered him amateur fights to keep him earning for his meals.East turned professional in 1989 and won the WBA World Light Welterweight Championship by defeating Akinobu Hiranaka with an 11th round TKO victory in Tokyo on 9 September 1992. With the victory, East became the youngest ever Filipino to hold a world championship in boxing at the age of 19 years and 31 days old. He is also the second youngest boxer to win a world title at 140 lbs., second to Puerto Rico's Wilfred Benitez, who won the WBA world jr. welterweight title when he was 17 years old. The victory over Hiranaka was named Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year for 1992. Morris lost the title in his first defense against Juan Martin Coggi.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 27, 1995 Robert Azumah LLLWWL Ninoy Aquino Stadium, District of Malate, Manila Philippines Games & Amusement Board Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 25, 1995 Jun Castillo WWDWLD Iloilo City Sports Complex, Iloilo City vacant Philippines Games & Amusement Board Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1995 Jintoku Sato WLWWWW LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1994 Jeff Malcolm LWWLWW Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1994 Yung-Yong Lee LLLLLL Araneta Center, Quezon City WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1993 Juan Martin Coggi WWWWWW Estadio Super Domo, Mar del Plata World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1992 Akinobu Hiranaka WWLWWW Nippon Budokan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1992 Dindo Canoy LWWWLL Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 29, 1992 Pyung-Sub Kim WDWWDW Bucheon OPBF Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1991 Flash Ursus DLDLLL Olympia Sports Complex, Makati City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1991 Florencio Pastor Jr WWLWWW Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1991 Tata Escorro LLL Barangay Marulas, Valenzuela City WIN
Technical knockout
June 12, 1991 Joey Corpas WLWWW Quezon City WIN
Points
Dec. 22, 1990 Jojo Cayson WWWWWL Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City
NC
Oct. 12, 1990 Armando Andales WWLLWL Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 31, 1990 Ric de la Paz WWLLLL Ninoy Aquino Stadium, District of Malate, Manila WIN
Technical knockout
July 14, 1990 Pablo Pucay WW Baguio College Foundation Gym, Baguio City WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1990 Fernando Palad LWLWLW Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 21, 1990 Alberto Saxon WDWLLL Barangay Malinta, Valenzuela City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 29, 1989 Boy Masuay LLDLWL Pasay City Sports Complex, Pasay City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1989 Armando Andales LWDLWW Angeles City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1989 Boy Masuay LLLLDL PRCI, District of Santa Ana, Manila LOSS
Majority decision
July 21, 1989 Geronimo Magallanes WLDW PRCI, District of Santa Ana, Manila WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1989 Fer Guevarra PRCI, District of Santa Ana, Manila WIN
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1989 Jessie Miranda Elorde Sports Center, Paranaque City WIN
Technical knockout