Tom Morris, from Tenbury Wells, disqualified in boxing battle at Ludlow Racecourse (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Tom Morris, from Tenbury Wells, disqualified in boxing battle at Ludlow Racecourse
BURFORD’S Tom Morris was close to picking up his maiden boxing triumph – when he was disqualified along with his opponent.
Morris was ahead in last week’s contest against Heart of Devon’s Nathan Hatton when disaster struck in the second round.
“There was a bit of clinch work and the referee told me to break,” explained Morris, who had coach Simon Pearce in his corner.
“My opponent punched me four times and, instinctively, I punched him back once and the referee gave us a double disqualification.
“I am yet to win in boxing after four contests – but I am getting closer each time and enjoying it.”
Mor ris is a Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club member and his dad, Ray Morris, was in the crowd.
Tom Morris, who is also a cagefighter, added: “Despite the disappointment, I got a trophy to show my six-year-old daughter Gabrielle Morris.
“My little girl always loves a new trophy and, as a single parent, I am inspired by her. I am going to carry on with the boxing.”
Arnold Edmonds, from Newnham Bridge, also featured in Friday's dinner show at Ludlow Racecourse.
Arnold, also a Ludlow boxer, gave a brave display in a unanimous defeat to Donnington’s Ayan Mahmood.
“I really enjoyed the fight,” said 11- year-old Arnold. “I was nervous but it was exciting and very exhilarating.”