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Markus Morris Returns to the Ring This Weekend


By: Eyewitness Sports

Duluth, Minn. - In less than a year of earning money as a boxer, Markus Morris is 5-0 as a pro and being 6-0 isn't just a hope for 'the Hope of the Hillside,' it is his expectation.

The Duluth boxer jumps back into the ring on Saturday at Black Bear Casino in Carlton where he'll fight Benito Tovar of Waukesha, Wisconsin in a featured bout. They will fight at light welterweight. Tovar has also been a pro for less than a year and is 3-1-1, but is coming off a loss. For Morris, his last three wins have come by way of knock out.

"It is not like I go for the knock out each fight, I don't go for the knockout at all, I just see an opening and go for it and it just happens that way," says Morris.

"He (Morris) is in the gym everyday and works his butt off outside of the gym and we have got big goals. He is right in his mid-20's and he is peaking with his skills," says trainer/promoter Zach Walters.

Markus Morris training at Jungle Boy Boxing Gym in Duluth, MN.
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