Former Islington Boxing Club star will treat Santa clash like title fight

Aaron Morgan. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Aaron Morgan. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo - Credit: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Unbeaten Aarron Morgan is closing in on an English light-middleweight title fight – as long as he comes through this weekend’s clash with Krisztian Santa unscathed.

The former Islington BC captain, who has won all 10 of his professional contests to date, is looking for an 11th victory when he faces Santa in an eight-rounder at York Hall on Saturday.

And the 28-year-old will approach the fight – which is part of a sizeable Mickey Helliet/Warrior Promotions show – as a title eliminator, with a challenge for the English belt thought to be in the offing if he wins.

“He’s just beaten a 5 and 0 prospect, so he’s obviously decent – but I’m not having him come to upset my parade,” Morgan told the Gazette. “I’m hoping after this I’ll be boxing for the English title.

“That’ll be my route towards the British title, which I’m desperate to get my hands on. There were some rumours going around and I know my name was brought up by the [British Boxing] Board and nominated to box for the [English] title.

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“But this one on Saturday is like the English title for me – if I don’t win it then I go to the back of the queue.

“I like boxing at York Hall, I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll be getting out more regularly now.”

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Hungarian Santa, a late replacement for Chris Jenkinson, brings a record of 12 wins, six defeats and two draws to York Hall.

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