Morris Ready To Rumble

Lewis Morris will be planning to outmuscle his next opponent after hitting the weights to get himself in peak condition.

He’s readying himself for action at the Eastside Rooms, on Woodcock Street in Birmingham, when BCB Promotions return to the venue on Saturday June 17.

The 21-year-old, from Bloxwich near Walsall, has been spending even more time in the gym, coming up to fight night, concentrating on strength and conditioning.

He’s found a willing gym buddy in his girlfriend, Libby, which takes him to Cannock and is racking up further miles, getting around the West Midlands for his training.

Not only is Morris employed as a personal trainer, his sporting preparations take place at Wolverhampton Boxing Club, where he’s coached by ex-pro Richie Carter.

Morris boxed for Wolverhampton BC, finishing up his amateur career with a record of 24 victories from 31 bouts, claiming area honours twice in the England Junior Championships.

He’s now a 6-0 pro, with a six-rounder in the bag from his last victory, against Liam Richards, which was held at lightweight, a long way removed from Morris’ usual division of feather.

His pro successes have all come on points, getting the decision over Richards through a 60-54 scoreline, against an opponent who has only ever been stopped once.

Morris has also seen off Reiss Taylor, Josh Anderson, Ricky Leach, Luke Merrifield and Ricky Leach, over four rounds, beating Taylor and Morris by a 40-36 whitewash verdict.

He said: “I’ve been training hard and it’s gone really well. I’ve been getting plenty of rounds in, sparring, and doing a lot more strength sessions.

“I go for a run, at 5am, and then to the gym (24/7 Fitness, Cannock) with my girlfriend (Libby) straight after, before I start (as a personal trainer, at Aldridge Personal Training Club).

“We are there two to three mornings a week, just after my run, and it’s all push and movement work, so it’s an all over work-out.

“Libby is really into her fitness, like me, so she trains most of the time and it’s helped me to get into great shape. The weight just seems to fly off me and I’ve got a lot of energy.

“I’ve made sure that my diet is right, too, but I’m still able to enjoy my food. I’ve never eaten so many eggs and I like them scrambled, on a bagel with avocado.

“I can also have a taco with chicken, rice and cheese, and it’s nice to have my girlfriend at the gym with me. I go to the boxing gym in the evenings.

“I’ve already done a six-rounder and I preferred that. The pace was a bit slower and it suited me better. I thought I worked very well and could do all of the things that I wanted to.

“My opponent (Liam Richards) was heavier than me. I’m a big super featherweight, but I’d like to get one in at super bantam. I know that I can make the weight.

“I don’t think that many fighters can box in the way that I can. My IQ is pretty good and I use the jab well. I just need to carry on going out there and proving what I can do.”

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