KELTY boxing starlet Craig Morgan made it two wins from two professional bouts with what he felt was a "tactical masterclass" last week.

The 19-year-old said he was "very proud" of his performance in defeating Sergio Gonzalez, in Glasgow, on Thursday night – and joked that tackling a multi-pack of fizzy drinks as a reward was a much tougher challenge.

Morgan, who switched from the amateur ranks earlier this year, enjoyed a memorable debut victory over Adam Hutchinson in Paisley last month before stepping back into the ring on the bill for St Andrew's Sporting Club's St Andrews Day international boxing event.

The 'Legends of the Future' show, which saw Judy Murray attend as guest of honour, saw the teenager showcase his talent at the Radisson Blu Hotel alongside hometown fighter, Nathaniel Collins, and Cumbernauld's Andy Tham.

Part of Morgan's preparation for the featherweight fight was to spar with Paddy Barnes, a two-time Olympic bronze and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and it paid off handsomely as he claimed a fine victory on points.

His Nicaraguan opponent, 30, had registered 10 wins – seven by KO – beforehand but, despite holding a slight weight advantage, he had no answer to an accomplished show by a delighted Morgan.

"I feel fresh and it did go really well," he told Times Sport.

"I was nice and composed and, throughout the rounds, he didn't land a punch on me. A tactical masterclass is how I'd describe it but the boy was very tough. He's 30 years-old and has only been stopped two or three times, and that was against boys who were going for major titles.

"I won 40-35 on points and won every single round. I'm very proud of my performance and very pleased.

"I've been put in against good level opponents. My first had only had five fights but had won two and lost three, and the boy there has had 25 and has 10 wins, seven by knockout".

Craig added: "He was in there to win and to try and kickstart his career, so it was good to get a win like that.

"Billy (Nelson, his coach) was very happy because I'm still only 19 and new to the game, and still have things to work on.

"He told me to take a week off and put some weight on, so I'm doing that before getting back in the gym. I've got a crate of 24 cans of cola – which is my downfall – and I've only got two left since Thursday night.

"That's been harder than the fight!"

Morgan has already been pencilled in for fight number three, at the same venue for St Andrew's Sporting Club's 'Burns night', which will be held on January 31, and he added: "It will be a four-rounder but no opponent has been fixed for me yet.

"When moving from amateur to professional, it is different, but I don't have to change my whole style. It's just wee niggly things like when throwing a right hook and not bringing my hand back quick enough that I need to work on.

"Every fight is a stepping stone."