Search

Morgan heads to Las Vegas following Camden victory

12:42 23 July 2014

Aaron Morgan defeats Grzegorz Sikorski. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Aaron Morgan defeats Grzegorz Sikorski. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Lea

Former Islington BC captain Aarron ‘The Marksman’ Morgan scored his fourth straight professional victory inside the distance ahead of next month’s training camp in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old light-middleweight halted Greg Sikorski in five rounds with a sharp-hitting display at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.

Anticipating his visit to the famous Nevada fight city, Morgan said: “It will be great experience working in the gyms where some of the best fighters in the world will be training.

“Floyd Mayweather Jr is training for a fight in September – so if he is looking for some decent sparring I’ll be available!”

Morgan piled on the pressure against his Polish opponent, whipping home accurate jabs and close-range uppercuts to shake his rival.

Sikorski gamely tried to get back in the contest, but the Londoner showed the faster hand speed and the harder punch as he turned up the power in the fourth round.

Clusters of punches again found their way through the Pole’s defences in the fifth session and it was no surprise when referee Jeff Hinds stepped in just four seconds before the bell.

Morgan added: “He made me work hard for this win and I had to think before letting go of my punches. Overall I was pleased with my performance but I know there is still a lot to learn.”

Morgan’s manager Mickey Helliet staged a second show at the same venue 24 hours later, where Islington middleweight John ‘Rough’ Ryder marked his 26th birthday with a points win over Ruslans Pojonisevs.

Ryder dominated the six-round contest throughout, landing several heavy shots to the body, while his Latvian opponent did his best to respond with some wild punches.

However, it was no surprise when referee Robert Williams scored all six rounds to Ryder for a 60-54 victory – his 18th in 19 professional bouts.

The former Angel ABC amateur told the Gazette: “He was a lot shorter than me and because he was crouching down, the target was very small.

“I did get caught by a few of his punches that I should have avoided, but you can’t go six rounds without being hit.”

Latest Sport Stories

11:38
Aarron Morgan (left) in action against Jan Balog. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Former Islington BC captain Aarron ‘The Marksman’ Morgan is to box for the first title of his professional career next month.

Yesterday, 21:41
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal at Loftus Road

Second half goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez secured Arsenal three points in their London derby against QPR at Loftus Road.

Yesterday, 17:32
Islington & Camden U12s

Mark Stephenson’s second-half double earned Islington & Camden Under-12s their first win of the new year as they saw off Brent 2-0 at St Aloysius’ College.

Yesterday, 17:23
Jack Farmer, Lion ABC

Lion ABC’s Jack Farmer made a triumphant return to the ring after a two-year absence as the Hoxton club bade farewell to their old Pitfield Street building.

Most read sport

The advert celebrated Fanta’s inception in Germany 75 years ago – you do the maths.

Nick Clegg announced on St Piran’s Day – the patron saint of tin miners – that he would form a “Cornish Assembly”.

The USA has stationed troops in Korea since the 1950s. A number of Koreans think it’s time they left.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder