CRAIG Morris is expecting the toughest fight of his burgeoning professional career when he takes on William Warburton on the Jingle Bells bill at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old Ludlow boxer has won his first three pro bouts and is now pitted against an experienced opponent who has only been stopped three times in over 100 fights.

Warburton is 28 and although he has lost more fights than he has won, Morris said: “It looks to be my hardest fight yet on paper. We have looked at some videos of him and he is a tall, awkward boxer who can make a mess of your plans.

“He has caused a few upsets but I am looking forward to taking him on. I can’t wait for this week to go by and get back into the ring.”

Morris, who will again be backed by a healthy local following, added: “I appreciate all those who have bought tickets so close to Christmas.

“I would also like to thank my sponsors for their help during 2015, particularly my brother at Morris Autos, my main sponsors Flowfit, Team Leisure and DW?Wall and Sons butchers.”