A.J. Carter (centre) with supporters; Pic by Stuart Everitt
A young boxer from Brixton won every round of a four-bout contest in Essex last night in what was his first professional heavyweight boxing match.
In a fight televised live on Eurosport, 25 year-old A.J. Carter squared up against Paul Morris, a vastly more experienced boxer with 22 fights to his name. This was A.J.’s first pro fight and he has done five amateur fights before now.
The judges scored 36-40, awarding every round in A.J.’s favour. Stuart Everitt, a Brixton resident who was present at the match said: “A.J. won on points, though he threatened to knock Morris down from the start.”
In an interview with the promoters, A.J. said: “I don’t think there’s any point in getting involved in boxing if your not looking to reach the top. My goal is to try and become a world champion, I don’t want to set my sights any lower than that. I don’t want to limit my goals so I look to the very top.”
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