Kenzie Morrison wins in 1 (Video)
The Morrison name still packs a punch.
On Friday night in Kansas City, KS, Kenzie Morrison improved to 17-0-2, 15 KO by dispatching Keenan Hickmon, now 6-5-1, in the opening round.
The result was posted on the 29 year old Morrison's Facebook page.
Morrison vs Hickmon was the former's second bout in just nine weeks and fourth consecutive KO.
Son of late famed 1990's heavyweight star Tommy "The Duke" Morrison, Kenzie not only bears a close facial resemblance to his father but appears to have a similar style and is, thus far, also crowd-pleasing.
The Kansas native entered last night's bout ranked by BoxRec as No. 189 among 1,314 active heavyweights in the world and No. 47 of 352 American heavyweights. And Hickmon, despite his record, was ranked slightly higher at 175/43 (International/World)
Look for Kenzie's rank in America to climb to the mid to high 30s where he'll sit among a few respectable names.
BoxRec's American Heavyweight Ratings from Nos. 33-39
October 18, 2019
- 33 Kevin Johnson - 34 15 1 (Wiley veteran who's faced current heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and well as previous champs Anthony Joshua and Vitali Klitschko among other standouts)
- 34 Joe Hanks - 23-3-0
- 35 Junior Anthony Wright - 17-3-1
- 36 Gregory Corbin - 15-2-0 (Recently faced top 20 heavyweight Filip Hrgovic and former IBF Champion Charles Martin in an undercard bout on Showtime PPV)
- 37 Alexander Flores - 17-2-1
- 38 Willie Jake Jr - 8-3-1
- 39 Donovan Dennis - 12-4
Despite the expected increase in rank for Kenzie, the win won't garner tremendous respect from the boxing community because Kenzie did what was expected against an opponent he should have dominated; But, fights like these give an up-and-coming fighter a chance to ply his trade in front of his fans, sharpen his skills on a professional stage in front of lights and the media, and keep him in the gym and focused.
Who's next for Morrison? And will we see him once more before 2020?
Morrison vs Hickmon video
Oct 18, 2019