Billy’s buzzing as he gets ready for his pro debut

Billy MORGAN, the former West Ham amateur title winner, is looking forward to his pro debut at York Hall on the undercard of Liam Walsh’s Commonwealth super-featherweight title challenge on Saturday night.

Billy MORGAN, the former West Ham amateur title winner, is looking forward to his pro debut at York Hall on the undercard of Liam Walsh’s Commonwealth super-featherweight title challenge on Saturday night.

Morgan followed the West Ham club tradition, earning a host of amateur honours.

Capped 12 times for England, he captained his country on four occasions, is a two-time Junior ABA champion, Four-Nations gold medallist and won 55 of his 65 amateur bouts.

The 20-year-old earned praise from Mark Tibbs, who trains Morgan alongside father Jimmy: “Billy’s a top talent and people are going to be impressed when they see him fight.

“He’s still got a bit of learning to do and he’s not fully matured yet physically.

“But give him a few learning fights and he is definitely one to watch.”

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As well as working with Kevin Mitchell, Morgan has also sparred with Vinny Mitchell, and shared a ring with Billy Joe Saunders.

Another prospect making his debut on the bill is Peacock Gym-trained Ahmet Patterson who proved popular boxing for the Fitzroy Lodge and Repton amateur clubs.

Liam Walsh heads the bill at York Hall when he challenges Maxwell Awuku for the vacant Commonwealth super-featherweight championship. The undercard also features Curtis Woodhouse, Ryan and Michael Walsh, Steve O’Meara and another pro new boy making his debut, Bradley Skeete.

Tickets are available from Frank Warren Promotions’ box office on 01992 550 888 on online at www.frankwarren.tv

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