Going up to six rounds holds no fears for fitness fanatic Lewis Morris when he returns from a hand problem for his first six-rounder.
He’s primed for an extension at the H Suite in Edgbaston, Birmingham, when BCB Promotions host another Friday fight night on March 24.
Morris has undergone a four-round apprenticeship, over a total of five pro contests, and has seen the final bell on each occasion.
The 21-year-old featherweight, from Bloxwich near Walsall, debuted in October 2021, taking on Reiss Taylor, in a clash that was meant to take place during the previous month.
He overcame Taylor through a points whitewash, 40-36 the final score, and returned in December to beat Josh Anderson, through a 40-37 scoreline.
Morris began last year with a second 40-36 points landslide win, defeating Ricky Leach, before seeing off Luke Merrifield, by another 40-37 verdict.
The most-recent outing saw him go 5-0, with another 40-36 shut-out, at the expense of Jake Pollard. He injured his left hand, though, which temporarily curtailed a sixth outing.
Morris is fighting fit again now and has regularly completed the six-round distance, in the gym, with sparring partner, stable-mate and fellow unbeaten pro Gully Powar.
He’s employed as a personal trainer, too, at the Thrive Training Club & Bootcamp in Aldridge. His amateur career saw him amass 24 victories from 31 unpaid bouts.
Morris said: “I’m guessing that I injured my hand (left) in my last fight, but I didn’t really know how bad it was until I started sparring again. I really felt the pain then.
“I spent a few weeks out of the gym, then I was straight back after Christmas. My hand is fine now, the doctor told me I’d just strained the muscles. It was nothing too serious.
“I’m a personal trainer, too, which I was still able to do. I just couldn’t hold the pads, for my clients or the boxing class for kids that I run, so I just got them all sparring!
“It was frustrating because I had another date coming up (December 16), which I couldn’t do, so I’ve had to wait until now to get back in there.
“I was quite happy with my performance last time. I thought that I boxed well behind the jab and laid some good body shots in. He was mainly holding, so I had to move smartly.
“Me and Richie (Carter, coach) both think that the quicker that I can go up in rounds, the better, so I’m pleased to have my first six-rounder.
“I think that it will suit my style more. I can do a bit of everything, but I’m really a counter boxer. I like to make people miss and then land my own shots.
“I’ve got more time to plan out what I’m going to do, over more rounds, and I can work on the front or back-foot. Training has been great and I’m feeling ready.”
Tickets for the H Suite bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.