Marcus Morrison reignited his profession in dramatic style on Thursday night time after a devastating proper hand completed former world title challenger Emanuele Blandamura.
The Manchester middleweight was behind on the scorecards on the Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli in Rome, slicing a annoyed determine after a promising begin, however discovered an enormous equaliser within the ninth spherical to win the WBC silver worldwide title.
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After his fifth consecutive victory, Morrison improves his file to 21-3.
‘Candy MNM’ made a spritely begin to the scheduled 10-round contest, the Brit stabbing out a stiff jab over the primary three minutes, a sequence of well-crafted proper palms getting the higher of his annoyed Italian counterpart
A rousing speech within the house nook rapidly adopted and Blandamura duly fired again within the subsequent, the 39-year previous placing his foot on the throttle, his jerky motion inflicting the customer to commonly miss.
The Italian had solely ever stopped 5 opponents in his skilled profession previous to Thursday’s battle and, when he engaged in a quick shootout together with his youthful foe within the third, it was Morrison who unsurprisingly gained the mini escapade with a walloping left hand.
The tempo then settled into the mid-rounds of the competition, the native hero, his each punch roared on by the partisan crowd, utilizing his expertise to make issues difficult on the within, cleverly nullifying his extra highly effective counterpart.
The 26-year previous Brit did field nicely within the fifth, once more countering with the precise, however he began to look puzzled from there on, Blandamura scoring small assaults to maintain him on high.
‘Candy MNM’ was struggling to seek out any type of rhythm or accuracy however a spirited assault on the finish of the eighth immediately sparked life into the visiting entourage, his heavy proper hand seeming to trigger some injury.
After a minute’s interval, Morrison sustained the onslaught, rallying ahead earlier than a last proper hook ended proceedings in dramatic style.
Earlier within the night time, Tommy McCarthy handled late substitute Francesco Cataldo to enhance his file to 15-2.
The Belfast cruiserweight dropped Cataldo twice within the second interval earlier than the Italian’s nook determined he had taken sufficient injury and threw within the towel.
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