CRAIG MORGAN said he was "glad to get in and do the job" after he won his fifth professional boxing bout on an "emotional night" last Saturday.

The 19-year-old, from Kelty, maintained his 100 per cent winning record with a dominant performance against Nicaraguan Elvis Guillen at Glasgow's Emirates Arena on MTK Global's Fight Night bill.

'Iceman' Morgan defeated his 35-year-old opponent 40-34 on points – dropping him to the canvas twice in the process – in what his coach Billy Nelson described as "an encouraging performance".

The featherweight fighter's latest success arrived after a tough few weeks in which two of his friends, fellow Kelty boxer, Connor Law, and Robbie McArthur, died suddenly.

Morgan, whose supporters donned t-shirts paying tribute to his friends, dedicated his victory to them and told Press Sport: "It was an emotional night and I was glad to get in and do the job.

"The weeks before the fight were hard. Robbie passed away a couple of weeks before Connor, and they both mean so much to me. That's why I put them both on the t-shirts.

"Everywhere you looked, no matter where you were in the arena, you saw someone wearing a t-shirt. It was like I had a third arm and a third leg."

He continued: "Before I went in, I had a look at the boy's record and had seen that he'd only been stopped nine times out of 68 fights, and only three or four of those were by knockout.

"He's very durable and had fought the likes of Reece McFadden and Joe Ham before, so I knew it'd be a tough night. In the changing room, Billy had me doing a jab then pivot on to my right, and I did that for about 20 minutes.

"Within 20 seconds in the first round, I did that then got him with an uppercut and dropped him, and then I dropped him again in the fourth.

"I was glad I went out and won, though I was a bit disappointed not to get the knockout! But I'm still a young man and that's going to come.

"I felt stronger than I have done in previous fights."

Morgan, named Sporting Champion of the Year at the recent Press Community Champion Awards, added: "When you're 18-25, you're still a novice in the pro game.

"He caught me a couple of times but, apart from that, it was a punch-perfect fight for me."

Morgan's next bout is pencilled in for another MTK show in September.