Manchester's Morris dances past Jamaican challenge
27 July 2002
Wythenshawe-based lightweight Andy Morris started his medal challenge backed by vociferous support from local support at the Forum Centre.
After stopping Jamaican Courtney Harvey in the third round, Morris said: “I couldn’t ask for anything more, the crowd was great. I wouldn’t say there was any pressure on me. I’m used to fighting in front of big crowds, they follow me all over. This was only the second time I have boxed here – even though I live only one mile away.”
Meanwhile Wales’ Jamie Arthur out-pointed Mark Hastie of Scotland 21-12 after a great final round.
Arthur said afterwards: “My trainers told me I was two points down so I knew the last round was do or die, I had to pick up some points. I can better that performance. I’m going for gold, that’s why I am here, the same as all the other boxers.”
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