Walsall’s Lewis Morris made a big statement stopping Ricky Starkey in the third round of his second six-round contest. The twenty-one-year-old told me after the fight that this win was much needed as he suffered his first defeat in his last outing losing on points to Tatenda Mangombe on points in June of this year. This was Morris's eighth fight of his career and his seventh win and his first stoppage. Morris brought a good following with him to the Hangar Event Venue Wolverhampton from Walsall for this Black Country Boxing Promotions show (15.9.23). Morris weighed in nine stone three with Starkey coming in nine stone one in a super featherweight contest with Pete McCormick reffing.
Morris worked well throughout the first round getting nice combinations off winning the round with Starkey getting some good shots off to keep it competitive. Morris controlled the ring in the second as he stepped up the pace, Starkey looked shaky on his feet and was put down with a lovely right hand to the body near the end of the round. Starkey got up took the count and saw the last few seconds of the round out. The writing was on the wall for Starkey in the third as Morris piled on the pressure banging in great combinations and dropping Starkey twice in the third with the ref jumping in to stop the contest as he was going down again.
Winner Morris 3rd round TKO
Great performance by Morris who looked 100 times better than he was in his last fight. Morris informed me while chatting on the side of the ring that he needed this win and just said that his last fight was “it was just a bad performance”. I must admit he looked a completely different fighter in this fight from his last and I was very impressed with his shot-picking and the way he got Starkey out of there. He has now won seven out of eight and looks like a very talented fighter. I look forward to seeing him again very soon.