Mature Morris Looking For Performance

Lewis Morris will be looking to put on a mature performance after leaving his teenage years behind him since his last contest.

He returns to the ring for a BCB Promotions offering at the Willows, on Bath Street, in Willenhall, for a Sunday afternoon show on March 27.

The now 20-year-old bantamweight last competed in November, at Walsall Football Club’s Banks’s Stadium, where he moved to 2-0 since turning pro.

Morris, from Bloxwich, got the better of Josh Anderson in a lively affair, running out a winner on points through a 40-37 scoreline, with Anderson only earning a share of one round.

His debut came a month earlier, at the Hangar Events Venue in Wolverhampton, against a much-shorter adversary, 5ft 1in southpaw Reiss Taylor.

Morris kept Taylor at bay to record a points whitewash, through a 40-36 scoreline, and now looks to make it a hat-trick of professional victories.

He’s been happy with his preparation, which has been spent under the watchful eye of coach Richie Carter at Wolverhampton Boxing Club.

Morris represented Wolverhampton BC and Pleck Boxing Club as an amateur, resulting in 24 wins from 31 unpaid bouts and area honours twice in the England Junior Championships.

Fitness is a way of life for him, as his boxing career goes alongside being employed as a personal trainer at the Thrive Training Club & Bootcamp in Aldridge.

He said: “My training camp has gone really well and I’m feeling fit and strong. The weight has come off easy and I’ve done a lot more strength and conditioning work.

“My man strength is coming through, but I’m still young. I only turned 20 two days after my last fight, so I’m not long past being a teenager.

“I want to be able to match my opponents for strength, hurt them with my shots and start to get some stoppages. I’m sure that will come, in time.

“As a personal trainer, I’m always in and around the gym and I even use my breaks to get something in. I’ve got a qualification in nutrition, too, so I make my own meals.

“I was happy with the win, last time, but I wasn’t pleased with my performance, until I watched it back. I didn’t realise how many shots I’d hit him with!

“He was a game lad, who literally chased me all over the ring, although he didn’t catch me with much. I was able to box on the back-foot and use my jab.

“I don’t think I was always aggressive enough, when I was making him miss, and I got a little too complacent in the third, which is when I presume we drew the third.

“I knew that I’d won and that he had taken some punishment, because my knuckles were swollen afterwards. I couldn’t punch anything for a couple of weeks, without them hurting.

“It was a completely different opponent to my debut. Josh (Anderson) was about the same height as me while Reiss (Taylor) was shorter, more awkward and had come to survive.

“With Reiss, I was better at cutting off space and putting the pressure on, so I can adapt to different styles. It’s just about putting it all together now.

“I was meant to box in January, but the board (British Boxing Board of Control) suspended all boxing that month, due to the pandemic, so I got moved to March.

“I want to be as active as I can so, after this one, I’ll be looking to get out at the end of April or in May. The plan is for that to be my last four-rounder, then I’ll go up to six.”

Tickets for the Willows bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting

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