Exclusive: Unbeaten prospect Victor Morales Jr. on recent victory, progress
Vancouver featherweight conder Victor Morales Jr. moved to 11-0 earlier this month with a seventh round stoppage of Marcelo Gallardo in Clackamas.
The 21 year-old is now two and a half years into his career and already on the brink of fighting for titles.
WBN caught up with Morales in the wake of his second victory as he celebrated his seventh knockout.
“I felt I did everything I needed to do to get my opponent out of there in the seventh round,” Morales exclusively explained to World Boxing News.
“I knew going into the fight that he wasn’t coming to sit down. He was coming to win and ruin my homecoming fight.
“The plan to get him out of there was to go in there and work the body early. That ended up paying off after the third round. From there I let my combinations go to eventually get him out of there.
“By the end of 2019, I plan to be lined up for a regional title shot. My last three fights have been scheduled for eight rounds. I want to be fighting ten rounds.
“I have no specific targets. But I do want to fight anyone and everyone on my way to becoming a world champion.
“They can put anyone in front of me and I’ll adjust and overcome.”
Asked what he hopes to improve on, Morales replied: “After every fight, there’s always things to work on – it never ends.
“Right now, I’m focusing and making myself the best fighter I can be. My opposition gets more challenging every fight. So, I need to focus on bettering my craft so I can be that world champion.
On when he may be back in action, Morales concluded: “After having back to back camps, right now I’m taking a couple of weeks to let my body heal.
“I plan to be back in the ring this summer to continue my climb through the pro ranks.”
A decorated amateur star, Morales is being tipped for big things and is yet to put a foot wrong.