Former Islington BC star proves he really is the daddy
- Credit: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO
Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan had double cause for celebration last weekend – winning in the ring and becoming a father 36 hours later.
Light-middleweight Morgan stopped Welshman Matthew Ashmole for his second victory as a professional on Friday night at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.
But there was no opportunity for the 25-year-old to take it easy following his win as partner Suzanne gave birth to their son, Alexander Francis Morgan, on Sunday morning. The new dad had looked impressive in his four-round outing against Ashmole, throwing a series of left jabs and unleashing right hooks to his opponent’s head.
One of those almost dropped Ashmole towards the end of round two – and another clubbing right from Morgan did send him to the canvas in the third.
Morgan continued to dominate in the final round, forcing his opponent onto the back foot and Ashmole suddenly twisted his ankle, prompting referee Ciaran McCann to halt the contest with just three seconds left on the clock.
You may also want to watch:
On the same Hellraiser Promotions show, Archway light-middleweight Tony Milch maintained his 100 per cent record with a hard-fought win over Ben Robinson (Welwyn Garden City).
Both boxers were content to trade punches and Milch returned to his corner with a cut over his left eye at the end of the first round.
- 1 'Obscene gestures and racist abuse' made at Islington Council meeting
- 2 'No consultation': Anger Islington cricket pitch could replace park
- 3 Islington house prices rise £30k during Covid-19 pandemic year
- 4 Five times Islington has featured in films and TV series
- 5 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 6 Appeal to trace missing Islington school girl, 14
- 7 Jailed: Businessman bombarded Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs with 'vile' emails
- 8 Islington man charged with murder of shooting victim Taylor Cox
- 9 Tollington Arms landlord relieved at rent moratorium extension
- 10 'LTNs are killing us': Hundreds of Highbury traders sign petition
But the 32-year-old produced a better quality of jab throughout the four rounds and did enough to secure his fourth professional win as referee Jeff Hinds scored the contest 39-37 in his favour.