CRAIG MORGAN says he’s out to win in honour of Connor Law ahead of his fifth professional bout tomorrow.

The 19-year-old will step into the ring at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena looking to maintain his 100 per cent winning record on Saturday night just eight days after his close friend, and fellow Kelty boxer, was laid to rest.

Craig, who was named Sporting Champion of the Year at the Dunfermline Press and Central Fife Times Community Champion Awards that evening, said that pulling out of the fight with Nicaraguan Elvis Guillen was out of the question – as Connor would “be the last person telling me to pull out”.

“To be honest, I have still been thinking about the bout, although it’s not been my main thought at the moment, especially with the funeral happening on Friday,” he explained.

“My main focus over the last couple of weeks has been on Connor. He got me into boxing, was a good character and everybody will forever miss him.

“But he’d be the last person telling me to pull out – he’d be telling me to fight and would be kicking myself if I didn’t.

“I’ve been preparing for 10-12 weeks so I’m not going to not fight. I’m going to go in with the mindset that I’m going to win, so they (his opponents’ camp) all better be ready.

“I’m doing it for myself but I’m doing it for others as well.

“I’m going to do it for him.”

Featherweight fighter Craig, who will feature on the MTK Global Fight Night bill featuring a Commonwealth bantamweight title showdown between Scots Lee McGregor and Scott Allan, continued: “A lot of my supporters were Connor’s as well, so I’m not asking people to buy tickets because of the last couple of weeks, but I’ll still have a good 100 people there.

“I want to get the knockout this time – I want to know what it feels like and if it’s a different buzz! But, whether it’s after four rounds, six rounds or one round, it doesn’t matter as long as I win.

“My coach says that he (Guillen) is a well-rounded journeyman who could give me problems, but if I stick to the gameplan, it should be good.

“I just have to take every fight as though it’s a title fight, train hard and see what happens.”

Meanwhile Craig, who trains full-time, has received a boost ahead of the bout after agreeing a sponsorship deal with Granite Scotland.

The firm’s owner, Stuart Noble, contacted Craig’s coach and manager Billy Nelson – who said that “if he doesn’t win something decent, he’d be underachieving” – after watching him during his pro debut last October.

Noble said: “It was important for me to sponsor a young boxer with talent and Craig fits that bill perfectly.

“I think he will go on to achieve huge success in his career.”