Jackson is proving to be a big hit

Lancashire Telegraph: Morgan Jackson was a big hit in Malta Morgan Jackson was a big hit in Malta

BIG-hitting Morgan Jackson enhanced his growing reputation with another devastating display of punching power as Kokoro Boxing Club made the trip to Malta.

The 17-year-old from Blackburn was one of four fighters from the Accrington club on the bill and was by far the most impressive.

Up against the hugely experienced Dione Gallea, 28, Morgan made light work of the Maltese champion who is ranked number two in Europe by the European Boxing Federation.

Many thought it was a daunting task for the unbeaten but inexperienced Morgan but he proved those doubters wrong with a knockout performance.

Twice he had Fallea in serious trouble who was given a reprieve when the referee halted the contest to put some tape on Morgan’s glove.

But it only delayed he inevitable and Morgan sent Gallea sprawling through the ropes and on to the judge’s table.

“Morgan is very mature and a tough little nut for his age,” said coach Alison Curtis.

“Every time he boxes he has to give away age and experience because of the level he is fighting at.

“We are very proud of him. He listens to everything he is told and boy does he turn it on in the ring!

“Not only is he a very good boxer but he is a devastating puncher to both head and body.

“I am sure he is destined for big things.”

Also on the bill was Aiden Whittle who kept to his game plan and ran out a points winner against Etienne Spitery.

Lawrence Wade, in only his fifth fight, should true grit and courage in his narrow points defeat against a more experience oppenent.

And Scott Curtis, took his fight at short notice and despite winning two rounds lost on points to Sean Il-Pas


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