abc
QUICK LINKS:

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.
WDIO-TV

Front Page

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 11:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement