Exclusive: Trey Lippe Morrison discusses development with Freddie Roach, eyes summer return
Heavyweight contender Trey Lippe Morrison caught up with WBN this week to give an update on his progress under the tutelage of renowned trainer Freddie Roach.
The 26 year-old, who is already setting tongues wagging due his ferocious power, is the son of the late former WBO champion Tommy ‘The Duke’ Morrison and possesses the same distinct movement and striking look as his famous father once did.
Morrison, like his dad, hits like a mule and has so far knocked out all eleven opponents since entering the professional ranks without any amateur experience whatsoever in February 2014.
Eight first round stoppages and two in the second were followed up by a fourth session technical knockout win over Thomas Hawkins last January, Lippe Morrison’s third win since linking up with Roach at the Wild Card in Los Angeles, California.
Admitting that there’s still plenty to learn, Lippe Morrison is working on becoming a more rounded boxer with the fiver-time Trainer of the Year overseeing his development – as the pair approach almost a year as a duo.
“Training is going really good with Freddie,” Lippe Morrison exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Obviously in my last fight, I came off a hand injury but right now I’m not looking at that as a setback. I’m looking at it as a big gain because I really needed to focus on my left hand. I needed to take my left hand to task and that’s what me and Freddie are doing right now. We’ve got my left hand sharp and we’ll just work on getting my right hand in shape once it’s ready.
“Freddie’s taught me to be patient and slow down a little bit, to use my movement well. To know when to use my energy and also when to work off my jab. My ring generalship and how to always cut the opponent off and move with them, stuff like that.”
Asked when he may be back in action following the ailment suffered against Hawkins, Lippe Morrison said: “We are looking to have my next fight around mid-August. I’m not quite sure where it will be yet and I’m just going to let my promoter handle that.
“I know there are talks about fighting outside of Oklahoma so I’m sure that’s not far from happening,” he added.