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Morris West (モリス · ウエスト, lit. morisu uesuto) is a Middleweight boxer from the Philippines. Despite his small amount of screen time, West showed to be a formidable puncher with an adept level of skill for boxing. He loses by a ring-out KO against Japan's KO king Takamura Mamoru.
|Japanese Name||モリス · ウエスト|
|Weight Class|| Middleweight|
|Height||185.0 cm (6')|
|Reach||185.8 cm (73")|
|Wins by KO||15|
|Championships||Filipino Middleweight Champion|
|Manga Debut||Round 365|
|Manga Final||Round 367|
|Anime Debut||Round 16 (New Challenger)|
|Anime Final||Round 17 (New Challenger)|
West was established early as a formidable middleweight boxer and hopeful contender for a world ranking. He was first seen in his match against Takamura Mamoru, during which the latter participated in a weakened state due to his botched weight management (an outcome Aoki Masaru takes blame for as well). Underestimating Takamura's weakened punches, West takes an early lead until Takamura witnesses Bryan Hawk from the bleachers. Enraged by Hawk's smile Takamura retaliates furiously, surprising and defeating West via a ring-out KO. West flies from the ring and lands unconscious before a still-smiling Hawk. He is not seen again in the series.
|LOSS||20-4-2||Takamura Mamoru||KO||6(10)||1994-10-14||Tokyo, Japan||"Apocalypse Now"|
AppearanceEditWest has a dark skin tone and muscular body of average height. Unlike Takamura, he doesn't seem to be struggling with weight management to be in peak physical condition for the middleweight class. He has dark eyes, thick eyebrows, and short messy dark colored hair. West's face appears to be quite rugged, and his cheekbones are quite prominent through his dark skin. He also has an amount of visible wrinkles and skin creases.
Despite being given minimal screen time over the course of two episodes Morris' character is highlighted prominently during his match against Takamura. He has an attitude of a champion, and easily underestimates Takamura due to the latter's failed weight control prior to their match. Overconfident, he thanks Takamura silently from his own corner for giving him an "easy world ranking", but is subsequently shown to be shocked at Takamura's powerful comeback and his own loss.
- Morris West seems to be based on real-life WBA Champion-Filipino boxer, "Morris East" from the Philippines, their names are similar and both are similar in their looks and even weight class.