Marcus Morrison Future Middleweight Champion in the Making?
By: Iftisaam Khan
Looking ahead to a big night of boxing this weekend sees Anthony Joshua take on American, Eric Molina at the Manchester Arena in what is expected to be an intriguing night of boxing. With the likes of Connor Benn, Ortiz, Yafai, Quigg and Smith fighting on the bill, there won’t be any moments to turn a blind eye that’s for sure.
Elsewhere on the undercard sees Dilian Whyte (20-15-1) and Dereck Chisora (26-18-6) meet in a real grudge match following a rather eventful build up to the event. With the ‘Body Snatcher’ and ‘Del Boy’ coming to blows in the making of the boxing programme, Gloves Are Off in addition to plenty of verbal’s in the press conferences as well as thrown tables; the Manchester crowd and wider public are in for a real treat.
Saturday also sees the return of hometown fighter, Scott Quigg who will be looking to bounce back after his loss to Carl Frampton. Having recovered from a broken jaw, the 28-year-old will be looking to ease his way back in the ring as he faces Mexican, Jose Cayetano. Moving up to featherweight, the former Super Bantamweight title holder will be hoping to avenge his defeat against Frampton in the near future, but that will be at the back of his mind as he steps in the ring for the first time since February.
One of the less known fighters- Marcus Morrison (13- 10-0) is also featuring on the undercard. The unbeaten fighter who is regarded as a future world champion is somebody that possesses talent in abundance- not just in boxing. Having been on the books of Manchester City at the age of 16, he decided to pursue a career boxing after being deemed ‘too small’ to make it in the sport. Fast forward 7 years, the 23-year-old already holds a title, picking up the International silver middleweight title after stopping his opponent, Luiz De Sousa in the second round in front of a packed Manchester Arena.
Going into his 14th bout full of confidence sees the local fighter face Harry Matthews as he looks to extend his great form in the paid ranks. Known for his explosive power and speed, Morrison will be looking to add to his list of victims having recorded 10 KO’s in his last 13 bouts. With Matthews having faced the likes of Chris Eubank Jnr, Tommy Langford and Tom Dorran it definitely won’t be an easy night for Morrison, as he resumes his career this Saturday.
Under the guidance of his trainer, Joe Gallagher- who is known for producing world champions, having guided stablemates Anthony Crolla, Liam smith and Scott Quigg to world titles, don’t be surprised to see Morrison adding to that very list. Although its early days, if the 23-year-old carries on progressing at the rate he Is, it would be only himself to blame if he doesn’t achieve great things in the sport.