THE outbreak of Covid-19 has floored a first scheduled fight of 2020 for rising boxing star Craig Morgan.

The talented 20-year-old, from Kelty, had been due to step into the ring last Friday for St Andrew's Sporting Club's Friday Fight Night, but organisers postponed the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If that was a blow to Morgan, who was also preparing to step up a weight category in what would have been his last six-round bout, then he'll be hoping that a headline show in Dunfermline will go ahead as planned.

Just two days before it was announced that the St Andrew's show had been called off, Aberdeen-based Northern Sporting Club announced that the undefeated southpaw would be at the forefront of an event in the Glen Pavilion on May 23.

Another Kelty fighter, David Winiarski, and Kirkcaldy's Paul Deas, both of whom are coached by Gordon Brennan, at Trench Boxing and Fitness, are scheduled to join him on the bill if it is given the go-ahead.

Speaking to Times Sport before the plug was pulled on the St Andrew's bout, Morgan explained that he's itching to return to the ring for the first time since November, when he defeated Edwin Tellez to win his seventh professional fight from seven.

"It's been a long time coming since my last fight," he commented.

"November is not that long ago, but I just want to get back out there. You can train and spar as hard as you want, but you don't find out how good you are until you step into the ring.

"I've moved up a kilo – I'm a super featherweight now rather than a featherweight – and I'm hitting harder. I feel fitter and, when you feel better in yourself, you perform better.

"I'm feeling the fittest I've ever been. I can't wait to fight, and to be eight (wins) and zero (defeats)."

In an interview with in January, Morgan, who was keen to thank his sponsors – Benarty Construction Ltd, Blockbuild, Conservatory Converters and The Soccer Shop, Incontri, D. Hall Renewables Ltd, KB Welding Ltd, S Ewing & Sons, and Barry Moffat Bin Cleaning – spoke of his desire to be in a position to challenge for a title before the close of this year.

Those aims still hold true, and he had hoped to up his number of rounds to eight if the fight in Glasgow last week had gone ahead.

"If I was 25/26, I'd be up to 10 rounds by now," he added.

"But, at this age, I don't need to rush."

Tickets for the Glen Pavilion show, in which middleweight Winiarski, a multiple Scottish champion and internationalist, will make his professional debut, can be attained from Trench Boxing Club or any of the boxers on the card.