Marcus Morrison is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most exciting prospects. The five foot eleven inch middleweight from Manchester currently works with experienced trainer/manager Joe Gallagher in his thriving Bolton boxing hub and is promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports.
Morrison has impressed so far in his career, winning all six of his contests with four coming by way of knock out. He has already shared the ring with the experienced Laszio Fazekas and real live opponents such as Rob Brown. With stoppages coming with both hands so far in his career, Morrison clearly carries the power required in the exciting middleweight division. His next fight is scheduled to be on September 19 in Liverpool on the under card of the IBF super featherweight final eliminator between Stephen Smith and Devis Boschiero.
‘Sweet MnM’ has done an exclusive interview with InstantBoxing.com, here is what he had to say:
How do you assess your professional career so far?
Up to now it’s been okay, six out of six isn’t too bad. Position wise, I think now it’s time for me to step up and fight some better opponents. I think that’s when you’ll see the best of me.
How would you describe your fighting style, and what are your best attributes as a fighter?
I’d say I’m a boxer and not a fighter. I like to keep it long, pick my shots and use my jab well. My best attributes are definitely my jab and my body shots. All of my four stoppages have been from body shots, so it’s working.
Do you think your style suits the professional game?
Yes, even when I was an amateur I was told that my style would be more suited to the pros than the amateurs. I like to sit down on my shots and throw heavy shots. I definitely think my style suits it better.
How do you find training as a professional?
I love training. I go to the gym every day with a great set of lads and it’s great. Work wise, it’s a lot harder work than a lot of people think. The hours that you put in it’s like having a full time job. People don’t look at it as a full time job, but the hours you’ve got to put in on the roads, in the gym and in the pool, it accumulates to being a full time job.
Who’s the best fighter you’ve faced so far in your career?
On paper, it’s probably Rob Brown. He was up and coming and hadn’t been beaten many times. He was looking to push on with his career and on paper he was probably the best I’ve fought. I put him down and finished him in two rounds.
What’s the highlight of your career so far?
It was definitely my debut in my home town at the Manchester Arena with a big support. It’s just something that I will never forget.
What’s the dream for you as a professional boxer?
The dream for me is to win the world title. I’ve dreamed since I was seven or eight when I first started boxing to win a world title. I would love to win all the titles, British and European titles, but the dream is a world title.
Where do you see yourself in a years time?
In a years time, I definitely want to be mixing it with the best in Britain. I’ll definitely be looking to win some big titles soon.
Although Morrison has yet to be significantly tested so far in his short career, he is showing signs of being a great fighter. He carries power with both hands, has a good level of fitness and above all he has the dedication that is required to make it all the way to the top.
He has already been featured on big under cards at the Manchester Arena twice and at the Echo Arena, so his experience of big shows is also growing quickly.
This fighter is one to watch for the future. Fight fans, remember the name Marcus Morrison.
By Luke Madeira, follow Luke on Twitter @lukemadeira15