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Three of Team Morson’s fighters competed on an action-packed Matchroom Boxing card this past weekend headlined by Heavyweights Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker.
Campbell Hatton was the first out representing as the 20-year-old delivered a composed and classy performance to get a 40-36 points victory over Levi Dunn. Campbell was familiar with his opponent, as the two had previously sparred each other. However, it’s a completely different experience under the bright lights:
"There’s still room for improvement but I’m buzzing with it. I’ve not had probably 10% of what I had to do last time. I’m grateful for it. I think I was hurting him a bit more this time. In a spar, it isn’t about taking them out is it. He was doing a lot of holding. He’s a tough kid and he’s done the job that he was here to do. I think I would have got him out of there if there was a bit less holding”
This was the first time Campbell boxed in the Manchester Arena, the same venue his father created so many unforgettable memories for boxing fans over the years:
"My heroes have boxed here, so it’s a box ticked for me. It was weird walking down the ramp with no crowd. I can’t wait to do it again here when it’s packed. It’s not new to me now, I’ve got a bit more used to it. I’ll be straight back in the gym ready to go again. It’s all learning, and by keeping busy, I think I’ll be flying soon.”
Later in the night, Marcus Morrison showed resilience as an underdog against Chris Eubank Jr as the Gallagher’s Gym fighter lost a 98-92 decision against Eubank Jr. This was the biggest fight and stage of Morrison’s career and the 28-year-old held his own in numerous fierce exchanges throughout the fight and will be no doubt be looking to get back to winning ways later this year.
Finally, the biggest fight on the card for a Team Morson fighter and the people’s main event saw Natasha Jonas take on female P4P number one, Katie Taylor for the Undisputed Lightweight world title. What followed was another Fight of the Year candidate from Morson’s Jonas, as the Liverpudlian was narrowly defeated in a thrilling battle, with Taylor winning 96-94, 96-95, and 96-95 on the scorecards.
Joe Gallagher believes Jonas has earned a rematch with the performance and believes an arena full of packed fans is what this caliber of fight deserves as he told Sky Sports:
"I had it level after eight. Tasha lost the ninth, got to give Katie the ninth. Round 10, I thought Tasha won the first minute and-a-half and Katie finished strong. It could have been level, or a round to Tash. I said to Tasha, 'It's a draw, or it's a round your way, or a round her way. It's very close.”
"I've heard people say, 'Katie has got lots of mandatories.' Yes, she has, but when there is a demand for a rematch, they have to step aside while this is unfinished business. Financial-wise, everything-wise, everything looks to Natasha Jonas and Katie Taylor, and I think Natasha Jonas - that's the logical fight for Katie. It was that close a fight."