NICKNAME: SEXUAL CHOCOLATE | DIVISION: SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT | BIRTHPLACE: SOUTH AFRICA | STANCE: ORTHODOX |
I remember the first time seeing a young Morgan Jones train in the upstairs location of the Merthyr Ex-Serviceman Club, instantly becoming impressed by the showing of a fighter blessed with speed, movement and the uncanny knack of pinpoint timing.
Since that time I made a conscious effort to follow the progress believing him to be a star of the future, Morgan hasn’t disappointed, proving that initial assessment correct, winning Welsh Amateur titles at various age groups before announcing his introduction to the professional ranks with a decision win over former Welsh champion Chris Ware whilst at training alongside the likes of the Selby Brothers at St Joseph’s in Newport.
Impressive to say the least I think we can all agree, he has since taken his record to an unblemished 12-0 with the feeling that there is a lot more to come from the Aberdare resident who has moved his training camp to Manchester under the ever watchful eye of Lee Beard.
Morgan will now be given a chance to show fight fans exactly why I have high expectations of the man known as ‘Sexual Chocolate’ when he fights on the upcoming undercard of Anthony Joshua’s title defence in Cardiff in March, believe me when I say, you’re not going to want to miss it.
PROFESSIONAL RECORD – 12-1-0 (5 KO’s)
|2018-3-31||Mose Auimatagi Jnr||TKO (L)|
JONES LOSSES HIS UNBEATEN RUN AT THE HANDS OF AUIMATAGI JR
Morgan Jones was seconds away from securing a brilliant unanimous decision against Mose Auimatagi Jr on the Joshua Vs. Parker Undercard, only for disaster to strike, leaving his unbeaten run in tatters.
Jones boxed beautifully for much of the contest, catching the New Zealander with counters throughout, Auimatagi jr found wanting with his reaching shots.
Jones wanted to make a statement on the biggest night of his career to date, nearly doing so by landing a right hand that made its breakthrough, Auimatagi Jr hit the canvas in the sixth with a thud. The fight looked to be done and dusted, or so we thought, instead Auimatagi Jr rose with vengeance, landing a hard shot on Jones in the closing seconds before swarming to break the heart of Jones, referee Martin Williams intervening to call a halt to proceedings.
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