Ivan Morales remains on course for 2015 world title shot

Phil Jay 16/01/2014

On the back of another successful year that has produced five more victories, Ivan Morales is not getting carried away as a world super-flyweight title shot continually moves closer to a reality.

The 22 year-old, who is the younger brother of ring legend Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales, has now amassed a 24-0 record in his five years as a professional and recently stopped Manuel Jimenez in two rounds to score his 14th knockout.

Morales is currently ranked number eleven with the WBC and stands on the fringes of a possible opportunity to face champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, although the Mexican is cautious as he plans for another year being a contender.

“I want to make my way to the top this year, but I know I need more experience,” Morales told World Boxing News.

“2013 was a good year for me and more wins can help me develop my speed and strength so that I can take on the champions. I need to improve a lot in all aspects.

“I may be back in March, although I don’t have any names in mind and I am still looking for a world championship fight in 2015,” he added.

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