PROMISING Cleary’s boxer Morgan Ansell secured her place on the England Talent Pathway once again after becoming National Champion for a third year running over the weekend.
The draw on Wednesday put Morgan, who lives in Rugby, in with the favourite Savannah Stubley from Empire ABC which put her up against it right from the very start.
Because of her age, she had a choice to go in the cadets but the Rugby High student’s character was she wanted to test herself against the best ahead of this year’s England youth calendar.
On Saturday, Morgan got off to a good start against Stubley, controlling the first round and setting the tempo for the rest of the bout.
She displayed excellent fitness, despite the increased round length.
Morgan had a much higher work rate and accuracy than her opponent and this is what won her the semi-final and earned her a place in Sunday’s final against Kira Carter from Tigers ABC.
The 18-year-old is a very experienced boxer having been involved in about 40 bouts to date.
Despite boxing the day before, Morgan showed no sign of fatigue and took the occasion in her stride, taking the fight to her opponent for the national title.
She used the same high work rate and jab as the day before, breaking down her opponent round by round which resulted in a unanimous victory.
Morgan has now secured a place on the England Talent Pathway until 2019 and she will get to represent her country again on May 18-20 in Scotland during the Three Nations competition.