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Morgan set for toughest test yet

PUBLISHED: 15:01 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:01 15 May 2017

Aarron Morgan (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

Aarron Morgan (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

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Ex-Islington amateur in Copper Box action

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan faces the toughest test of his professional career at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Morgan, an ABA and National Elite super-welterweight semi-finalist during his amateur days at the north London club, takes on Southampton’s Joe Pigford on the Queensberry and Mayweather promotion.

And something will have to give as both men go into the bout boasting 12-fight unbeaten records in the paid ranks, with Morgan enjoying eight stoppage wins and Pigford no fewer than 11.

Daniel Dubois, 19, is another ex-Islington amateur named on the bill, with the heavyweight due to face a selected opponent.

Former Times ABC youngster Zak Chelli won his second professional fight on Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotion at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

The 19-year-old super-middleweight carried too much punching power for Sheffield’s Chris Dutton, who was dropped by a cluster of head and body punches in the first round.

Dutton did well to take it into a second round, when Chelli opened up with a stiff left jab and right hook to the head to send his rival crashing to the canvas.

And as Dutton struggled to get to his feet, having injured his ankle, referee Mick Lyson called the fight off after two minutes and 17 seconds.

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