Wigan boxer's hopes for a knock-out end to year

Boxer James Moorcroft is desperate to end the year in style when he next returns to the ring in December.

The rising star from Hindley has enjoyed a successful 2018, which has seen him extend his professional record to eight wins and zero losses and capture his first career title back in June.

Now the 25-year-old’s focus is on his fight on December 8 in Bolton.

Moorcroft said: “I want to finish 2018 in style.

“I’ve not lost a round yet, and I’m looking to end 2018 with another quality performance where I win every round. If a stoppage comes, I’ll take it to him,
but if it doesn’t, I want a great fight from start to finish with no lapses. I want a good 2018 that I can look back on and remember.

“I’d love to end the year on a high for everybody, so we can enjoy a fantastic Christmas. I want this to be my best fight ever, and I’m going to put
everything I can into this camp.

“I want to end on a massive high so then everyone who has supported me can go out on a good year, and we can start to look forward to getting some great fights next year in 2019.”

Although 2018 has been a good year for Moorcroft and his coaching team, he revealed he has put all celebrations on hold before his next fight.

He said: “I’ve achieved a few of my childhood dreams over the last 12 months.

“I’ve created so many special memories for my family, and second family at Blundell’s Boxing, and I cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support throughout this past year.”

James Moorcroft, right, is preparing for his last bout of 2018

James Moorcroft, right, is preparing for his last bout of 2018