Lewis Morris is set to become a Father for the first time and his imminent responsibilities have got him more focused than ever, ahead of his next fight December 3rd at the Hangar Venue in Wolverhampton.
The 22-year-old from Bloxwich bounced back from his first professional loss with an emphatic stoppage win in September when he blew away Ricky Starky in three rounds. It was a much-needed win for the talented featherweight who showed he had learned plenty of lessons from the points loss to Tatenda Mangombe back in June.
The full time personal trainer boxes out of Richie Carter’s ever growing Wolverhampton Boxing Club where he is coached by the former pro, alongside several other fighters who are set to feature on the same show.
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.
Turning to the paid ranks in October 2021 he picked up six quick wins before running in to the inspired Zimbabwean who was a relative unknown but boxed like a man possessed winning every round of their four round contest. He has since gone on to beat another prospect in Lewis Wood and will give anyone a test at the weight.
“Everything was different in the build up to my last fight compared to the previous ones, I had some things outside the ring which meant mentally I wasn’t in the right place and it couldn’t have been more opposite against Starkey. It was great to get the knockout and I left the fight buzzing, I just wanted to get back in again and to get my fourth fight of the year so soon after is exactly what I need”.
“The atmosphere in the gym is just on a different level now, it has been building the last couple of years with the lads all stepping up and being on form. The TV slots and big fight opportunities are there, and Richie and Andy (Owen) are building something special in the city”.
“Being in a busy gym means we get in great sparring and I’ve been in with James Beech Jnr and Kane Baker as well as getting in rounds with Jimmy (Osbourne-Edwards) and Gully Powar”.
“I’m younger than those guys but I don’t want to wait around for my shot and next year hopefully I will get those bigger fights and title shots. I’d love to box for the English title that’s a route Liam Davies took and he is achieving big things. Sunday gives me a chance to box for the fourth time this year and I want to put on another statement performance for my supporters”.
“Knowing I am going to become a Dad has given me that extra spurt to push on and try and get the most I can out of my boxing career. Tyler Denny has brought a lot of attention to boxing in the area and we all need to make the most of that and take boxing in Wolverhampton to the next level.”.
Tickets for the show at the Hangar Venue are available now priced £40 standard and £75 VIP Ringside from the boxers directly or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.