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Byline: Dan Williams

BACK Lenny Daws to avenge the only defeat of his career when he takes on Barry Morrison for the vacant British light-welterweight title in Bethnal Green tonight.

Daws goes into the fight as the marginal favourite at 4-5 despite losing to Morrison on a split decision in 2007, but there are good reasons to think the south Londoner has learned from that defeat and can come out on top.

Morrison won the first encounter at Alexandra Palace by starting fast and dominating the opening rounds, and despite Daws coming on strong in the second half of the fight, two of the three judges at ringside thought the Scotsman had done enough to earn the victory. But Daws will be desperate to prove that was an off-night, and if he gets his tactics right he should be too good for his opponent.

Morrison has not beaten anyone with a winning record since their original meeting, losing his only two meaningful contests against Colin Lynes (who Daws knocked out in 2006) and David Barnes.

Neither man has ever been stopped so expect it to go the distance, with Lightning Lenny's hand raised at the end.

Recommendations L Daws 2pts 4-5 Betfred L Daws on points 1pt 6-4 Betfred, Ladbrokes Don't miss Dan Williams's previews of Floyd Mayweather v Juan Manuel Marquez and UFC 103 in tomorrow's Racing Post
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 18, 2009
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