Aarron started brightly, landing thudding jabs and moving smartly. Continually probing for openings, aarron’s movement was as threatening as it was purposeful, which paid dividends as several spiteful shots got through the Georgian’s guard. As the bout progressed, Aarron became more deliberate with his shot selection, digging in ever harder with accurate and powerful punches. He also started to rediscover an accurate and prolific jab, drawing upon the sharp boxing that made him such a successful amateur. The Georgian stood his ground, and also looked to be utilising sound technique and footwork to launch some solid shots of his own at the Londoner’s body. However, apart from one jab in the 5th that knocked back Morgan’s head, the momentum of the match shifted further in Aarons favour with every round. From the 4th round onwards, Aaron was finding success by doubling up attacks to both head and body, while effectively cutting off the ring to mercilessly stalk the retreating Robakidze. Several times the Georgian was buzzed by Morgan’s elegant and efficient short right hand, which arced compactly over Robakidze jab. However, not until the final round did the stoppage look imminent, when making a surge for the finish, Morgan sent the Borzhomi man’s gum-shield flying with a pair of big right hands. The resulting break in the action (required to reinsert the mouth-guard) gave him just enough time to recover, as Robakidze clung on to hear the final bell.
Aarron won every round for the referee, but this should not detract from what was a disciplined and ruthless display. Looking even bigger and stronger at the weight than in previous fights, Aarron credited much of this progress to a newfound structure in his conditioning work and nutritional preparation. “Big credit” was given to his Sport Scientist Freddy Brown, for “getting me in great condition”. Aarron’s recent work with Freddy and the Elite Sport Science consultancy team has seen him increase his strength and power while reducing body fat to compete at the light-middleweight limit for the first time in his professional career. Training twice weekly in the KO Muay Thai gym in Bethnal Green, Aarron s joined by other elite fighters, including the former world title contender Dean Byrne, and former decorated amateurs Lucien Reid and Ben Hall. Elite Sport Science are also working with English super-middleweight champ Jahmaine Smyle and are moving from strength to strength in the worlds of boxing and motorsport.