Morgan to contest WBC title in Swindon

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Swindon boxer Kelly Morgan will fight for the WBC silver title at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on March 12th.

It will be the biggest fight of Morgan’s career with victory guaranteeing her a shot at the full WBC middleweight world title.

The 35-year-old is expected to face Georgian number one Elene Sikmashvili for the WBC silver title, subjects to contracts being agreed.

Sikmashvili has eight wins to her name and just one defeat against while Morgan has a perfect three-fight winning record.

The fight will also see Morgan headline the March show, the first time she has topped a bill in her short career so far.

With Morgan now top of the bill, Northern Irish middleweight star Eamonn O’Kane has now been taken off the show, which is a KM Promotions event in association with Paddy Fitzpatrick Boxing.

O’Kane’s removal from the show now means Fitzpatrick’s exciting cruiserweight Luke Watkins will be the chief support to Morgan’s WBC title fight.

A delighted Morgan told Your Sport Swindon that she was proud to be fighting for a WBC title in her home town.

“I’m extremely excited to be fighting for the WBC Silver Championship belt here in my home town of Swindon,” said Morgan.

“This is a huge honour and a huge responsibility to headline the show and welcome the WBC to the UK.

“I can’t wait to hear the roof of the Oasis truly raised on March 12th please get behind KM promotions’ March Madness, a fantastic and historical night of professional boxing awaits Swindon.”

Before then, Morgan will be jetting off to Mexico with her trainer Richard Farnan, to the WBC Female Boxing Convention which takes place from January 27th-30th.