“If he’s switched on, he can beat anyone in Australia at 63.5kg”.
That’s the word of Littlefield’s Boxing trainer Dave Littlefield on Orange’s Darren Morris, who will challenge Parkes’ Benny Hayes for the Australian super lightweight title in Saturday night’s Battle In The Bush 4.
They’ll clash as the semi-main event on Saturday’s card, prior to Jack Littlefield’s headlining bout against Michael Rubio.
Along with training “on and off” with Littlefield’s Boxing Morris, who also plies in trade in the octagan at times, has been doing plenty of work with Australian, Asia-Pacific and Inter-Continental super welterweight champion Rocky Jerkic in the lead-up to Saturday’s fight.
Considering that and his natural ability – Littlefield labelled him one of the most naturally-gifted fighters he’s seen – Morris looks in good stead to take the belt from Hayes.
“This one should actually be a really cracking fight as the semi-main event I think,” Littlefield said.
“Darren is really skillful, one of the most naturally-gifted fighters and athletes I’ve seen, while Benny’s got a super-high workrate and is really, really fit. Jack (Littlefield) actually sparred Benny the other week, they’re not too far apart.”
Tickets are still available from Sportspower and Littlefield’s Barber Shop, and they will be sold on the gate on the night.
Fights will kick off around 6pm, with the main event expected to start at about 9pm.
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