Hellraiser hopes Elliott Matthews, Lloyd Ellett and Aaron Morgan have come back from the Mayweather gym ready for a big season.
The three unbeaten prospects joined manager Mickey Helliet in Las Vegas for two weeks’ sparring at the Mayweather gym – and have headed home full of confidence.
Matthews, the Southern Area middleweight champion, and Morgan are both set to be matched on Helliet’s next show at the Camden Centre on Friday, October 10.
In Vegas, Matthews swapped punches with J’Leon Love, who was on the brink of a world-title challenge before a shock loss to Rogelio Medina, in front of a star-studded crowd.
“It was hard sparring,” said the Watford southpaw, “and there was a big crowd to watch it !
“I was sparring just before Floyd Mayweather arrived, so all the celebrities and fans were arriving while I was in the ring.
“They were all shouting and clapping – and there was even a referee. It was just like a fight.
“It was a good experience and definitely better than just sitting at home stuffing my face all summer. Having said that, we did stuff our faces as well !”
Morgan says he plans to show a few moves he’s borrowed from DeMarcus Corley at the Camden Centre.
The Islington-based light-middleweight says he’s learned a lot from sparring a terrific ring technician who’s held the WBO light-welterweight title and has fought Floyd Mayweather jr, Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah and more.
“DeMarcus has been in there with everyone and he’s someone you can learn a lot from,” said Morgan.
“He’s all about patience and composure. He does what he wants to do in the ring, regardless of what his opponent is trying to do.
“I have always been a fan of his and we have a similar style.
“To hear him say I’ve got a good future was a real confidence booster.”
The record shows Morgan is a good prospect.
He’s won all four fights inside-the-distance – and his latest win was an eye-catching result.
Polish tough guy Grzegorz Sikorski had never been stopped before in his have gloves, will travel career – but Morgan coolly dismantled him in five rounds at the Camden Centre in July.
“I think all my victories so far have been impressive,” said the Arsenal fan, “and I want to keep the momentum going this season.
“But there’s no need for me to rush.
“I do think the longer fights will suit me, but for me, it’s all about the long-term goals and I’m just looking to keep gaining experience so I’m ready to step up when the time comes.”