Undefeated prospect Trey Lippe Morrison has begun the long road to making a real name for himself in the heavyweight ranks by doing what comes naturally to him – scoring a knockout.
The 27 year-old crushed previously unbeaten Ed Latimore on ShoBox this past weekend to make it 12 stoppages from 12 bouts and leave the viewing public wanting to see more of the Oklahoma puncher.
Immediately after his win, the always humble Morrison pushed the plaudits firmly onto his trainer, Freddie Roach, whom the son of former world champion – Tommy ‘The Duke’ – sees as the main reason for his recent development.
“You know I have to watch the fight, but I think I did alright,’’ said Morrison.
“I know I have to be patient and work behind my jab and just take the opening that I see – patiently. Being patient is something I’ve really been working on. I really felt my patience this time.
“I didn’t expect it to end this quick. I knew it might, but I didn’t plan on it. It felt good to drop a guy with my left hand. I never had the accuracy or quickness with the left that I do know. I now feel that I am equally adept with both hands. My left is like my right.
“To win a fight like this is definitely a relief. I was nervous about the fight, but not about fighting on TV. This was supposed to be my toughest fight on paper and I think I did well.
“I feel I may have opened some eyes, but that’s in large part to Freddie Roach. I feel I’m improving thanks to Freddie.
“I’m throwing quicker, snappier punches and the coordination between my footwork with my hands is way better. All that is because of Freddie,” he added.
As Morrison looks set to be back on US screens in the near future, younger brother Kenzie – another top division operator, had to be content with a draw against Aaron Chavers on the non-TV portion of the card.