Trey Lippe Morrison hammers Ed Latimore during the first round of their heavyweight fight Friday in Miami, Okla./Photo courtesy of Tom Casino, Showtime
Heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe Morrison is now 12-0 with 12 knockouts after his first-round knockout of Ed Latimore on Friday night at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. The card was televised on Showtime as part of its ShoBox series.
Morrison, of Tulsa, is the son of late heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, who died in 2013 at age 44. The younger Morrison, who will be 27 on Tuesday, is a former college football defensive end who did not lace up the gloves until he was 24.
Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs), of Pittsburgh, was expected to be Lippe Morrison’s stiffest test to date.
“To win a fight like this is definitely a relief,” Lippe Morrison said. “I was nervous about the fight, but not about fighting on TV. This was supposed to be my toughest fight on paper, and I think I did well.
“I feel I may have opened some eyes, but that’s in large part to (trainer) Freddie Roach. I feel I’m improving, thanks to Freddie. I’m throwing quicker, snappier punches and the coordination between my footwork with my hands is way better. All that is because of Freddie.”
It was Morrison’s television debut.
In the light heavyweight main event, Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) of Bosnia and Herzegovina stopped previously unbeaten Travis Peterkin (16-1-1, 7 KOs) of Brooklyn in the fifth round.