CRAIG Morgan wants to have gold in his hands by the end of the year.

The highly-rated Kelty youngster has a flawless record in the pro ranks and is currently drawing up a blueprint for the next twelve months.

His plans include more experience in six-round bouts before making the step up to eights and a ten-rounder.

If all goes according to plan, he hopes to be in a position to challenge for a title before the curtain falls on 2020.

The super featherweight told Times Sport: "Me and Billy (Nelson, coach) are mapping things out right now.

"If there's one thing I've learned in boxing is that it doesn't get any easier. It gets harder and harder.

"I'm learning all the time and I was chuffed with how last year went, so I'm confident things will work out for me this year as well."

The 20-year-old stressed that each day is a 'day to learn', adding that there's elements of his boxing that can be improved without sacrificing his style.

He said: "In terms of improving, I would say getting my punching power up, but at the same time that's not my way of boxing. That's not how I win fights.

"If I was to stand there and try and punch people I'd be more liable to get hit myself.

"It's the same when I'm sparring. I don't go in looking to take the head off people.

"I keep it nice and composed and try to learn, like I do in my fights.

"I'm not the craziest of punchers, but I have got the precision to drop people.

"I've dropped four out of the seven opponents, dropping two of them twice. I've proved I can do it.

"I'm winning, so at the end of the day, that's all that matters."

His last bout was in November as he overcame Edwin Tellez at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena to stretch his record to 7-0.

That was his first six-round contest and he comfortably went the distance before having his hand raised in an unanimous 60-54 points decision win.

"He was a tough boy, but a journeyman at the end of the day," Morgan said.

"I've seen pros that have had a hard time against journeymen. They get the win at the end of the day, but they learn from it.

"With me, they'll come out early and try to land something early.

"They don't do anything in the next four or five rounds and it really annoys me.

"I want to face someone that is going to try and hit me.

"It's very hard to land punches against someone who doesn't throw punches at you and has his guard at his chin so you can't him clean."

His next fight is slated for March 30 as part of St Andrew's Sporting Club's Friday Fight Night with confirmation of his opponent yet to be announced.

The event will take place at the Radisson Blue Hotel, in Glasgow, a venue where he's tasted success twice before with victories over Rafael Castillo and Sergio Gonzalez.