MORGAN: I WAS MORE CONTENT AND SAFE IN AFGHANISTAN

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As Kelly Morgan ponders on the events in her life over the last 12 months, it must really be hard for the boxer not to find herself sitting in a padded cell moving back and forth with a straight jacket on.

The WBC Silver middleweight champion has gone through some of her lowest lows this year and being on the verge of realizing her dream in what she tags a ‘very septic environment.’ While Morgan says that she felt mentally safe out on the front-line, the 36-year-old says she has no regrets about stepping into the prize-fighting world.

“I had no idea what it would be like when I started, I was literally blind to the world of professional boxing,” said Morgan, who is trained and now being coached by Richard Farnan.

“Indeed, it is a very septic environment to live in, but I don’t regret my decision. At the end of the day I have a chance to pursue my dream - I wouldn’t trade that for all the money in China.

“I was much safer and content mentally, spiritually and physically in the middle of Afghanistan than I am now going through this turmoil. As long as we pull through and achieve our ultimate goal, it will be worth it,” she added.

Despite the emotional rollercoaster that the former British javelin record-holder is going through, she broke Fatima Whitbread’s 10-year-old record with a throw of 64.87m, the Commonwealth Games bronze medalist is working hard to ensure that she does not fall over the edge.

While some people despise professional psychological help, the ex-England netball international is embracing the assistance.

Since Morgan’s focus remains on the WBC super-middleweight world Champion Nikki Adler, a fight in February has been scheduled, she still, however, has enough to be cheerful about over the past 12 months.

While she has been a victim of two postponed fights, the Swindon boxer is greatly proud of her achievements this year as she lifted the WBC Silver middleweight belt following her victory over Lisa Cielas in June.