Marcus Morrison’s career suffers another blow following third loss in five bouts

Lawrence Lustig

After initially racking up 12 stoppages in his first 14 victories and being tipped to hit the heights at the top of the domestic middleweight division, Marcus Morrison is once again re-evaluating his career. 

The 25 year-old suffered a shock third loss in five bouts against journeyman Alistair Warren on Friday night, dropping to 16-3 in the process.

Morrision’s defeat, which came on points after referee Steve Gray scored the eight-rounder 77-75 to Warren, adds to previous reverses against Jason Welborn and Tyan Booth.

The Mancunian was once ranked highly by the WBC on the back of claiming their International Silver strap, but will now have to come again after losing the Middleton Arena contest.

Trained by Joe Gallagher, Morrison will have to assess where his next move lies and may seek out a rematch to put the record straight.