Craig Morris gears up for pro debut this weekend in Walsall

UKO Boxing 21/04/2015

Ludlow’s Craig Morris can’t wait to make his professional boxing debut this weekend.

The former Ludlow and Lions ABC kicks off life in the professional ranks with a four-round outing against Poland’s Robert Strudinski on Black Country Boxing’s ‘A New Dawn’ at Walsall Town Hall this coming Saturday, 25th April.

“I always wanted to turn pro,” he said. “To have my first pro fight is going to be an achievement in itself.As an amateur I started at Ludlow boxing club where I won a few Midlands titles. Then I moved to Lions ABC for a season and won the Senior Midlands ABA’s before losing a tight decision in the quarter finals of the national ABA’s.”

Work commitments halted his progress. After becoming self employed, Morris found it difficult to train but now, having changed employment, he finds time to train. Now working as a carpenter, Morris has been able to train of an evening in preparation for his pro bow.

“I’m really looking forward to my fight. I’ve been training hard for it so know I’m ready. My sponsors, Flowfit, have helped me too.

“I only really know the name of my opponent and what his record is but I’ve not looked or asked too many questions I know what I’ve got to do and how much I want to win.

“My training camp has been really good. I’ve got a great team behind me and I feel confident with what we’ve been working on!

“It’s going to be a great night. I’ve put on two coaches on from Ludlow to Walsall, so I’ll have an army of fans there to cheer me on.”

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.

Stafford’s Rob Hunt and Nuneaton’s Sullivan Mason top the bill as they go head-to-head for the vacant Midlands Area Welterweight Title.

Stourbidge’s Steven Pearce, a former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion himself, takes on Sleaford’s Amir Unsworth for a Bronze Masters strap whilst Rowley Regis’ two-time British Title Challenger, Jason Welborn, takes on Trowbridge’s teak-tough Dan Blackwell at light middleweight. Walsall’s Midlands Light Welterweight Champion, Luke Paddock, has a four-round run-out against Tamworth’s Matt Seawright and Stoke’s Joshua McLaren steps in with Melksham’s Liam Richards.

Wolverhampton welterweight, Sid Bowater, is set to make his professional debut against Gillingham’s Mick Mills and Welshpool light middleweight ticket-seller, Warren Sinden, is also in action.

Wolverhampton middleweight Ben Wilkes takes on Croydon’s Joe Walsh whilst Burton light welterweight, Tom Shaw, takes on ‘Dangerous’ Dan Carr (Trowbridge).

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.