MIDDLEWEIGHT SILVER champion Marcus Morrison (UK) 22-3-0, 16 inside

Rome – Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli     

Outdoor Tennis Court  –  Olympic Committee

Thursday 11 July 2019

Promoted by:

         Matchroom Eddie Hearn

         Opi Since ’82 Salvatore Cherchi

Vacant WBC International Middleweight Silver Championship

Emanuele Blandamura

(WBC #29) pre-bout   29-3-0, 5  Italy

Marcus  Morrison

pre-bout 20-3-0, 14

Morrison Won by KO 9  (2’ 44”)

Referee               Francisco Alloza Rosa (Spain)


Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy)

John Latham (UK)

Sergio Silvi (Italy)

Supervisor        Mauro BETTI

Local Commission      Italian Boxing Federation (FPI)

Ring announcer                             Michael Buffer

Television                                          DAZN

Official weigh-in

Wednesday 10 July 2019    time: 1:25 pm LT

Hotel Regent Rome

Marcus Morrison                      Kgs 72.5    Lbs 159.4

Emanuele Blandamura          Kgs 72.55 Lbs 159.5

Weigh-in at the boxing venue date of bout  Thursday 11th July

Marcus Morrison                 169.5Lbs   Kgs 76.8    time  8:45 pm

Emanuele Blandamura     167.8Lbs   Kgs 76.1    time  8.50 pm

It turned out to be a good fight to the crowd and TV pleasure.

The boxing venue was beautiful.

Certainly, Marcus Morrison of England revived his career with this result .

In a fight which could still go one way to the other (see scoring) , Morrison eventually managed to drill Blandamura with a right hand.   The latter did get up, but the referee made the wise decision to stop the fight.   Immediately after the stop, Blandamura collapsed on the arms of the referee to the general panic.     Not to the panic of local physicians and paramedics who were immediately in control.   After long minutes of waiting, with the Italian boxer lying on the canvas for security reasons, tranquility came back and the verdict could be announced.   For precautionary reasons, I recommended taking Blandamura to the hospital for the appropriate checks.   After a tomography, Blandamura was discharged and could go home.   The dramatic and spectacular solution was in the air and so it was in round nine.   The other good WBC International Championship of the night was suddenly called off, as WBC International 200 Lbs gold titlist Fabio Turchi suffered an injury.   His challenger Tommy McCarthy (kgs 90.600) had an easy 8-rounder and stopped Italy’s Francesco Cataldo (kgs 92) in two rounds.



Time of the official weigh-in at 1h25 pm LT

Hotel Regent in Rome

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Marcus MORRISON            Kgs 72.50

Emanuele Blandamura      Kgs 72.55

both on their first attempt on the scale

Joe Gallagher representing Morrison

(Pat Barrett chief coach at the fight)

Eugenio Agnuzzi representing Blandamura and chief coach tomorrow

All WBC rules will be in effect tomorrow night

(no objections from the local Boxing Commission)

Second weigh-in at the venue tomorrow night

The show will start at 6:15 pm LT

Blandamura-Morrison will be the main event

(scheduled to start at 11pm LT)












Former WBC International  SILVER  champions  in this division

Felix Cash,   Great Britain

Jason Welborn,  Great Britain

Marcus Morrison,   Great Britain

Alessandro Goddi,   Italy

Eamonn O’Kane,   Northern Ireland

Emanuele Blandamura,   Italy

Predrag Radosevic,   Montenegro