Date of Birth: 10/3/93
Record: 16-1 (5 KOs)
Height: 5ft 11in
JAMES MOORCROFT has targeted getting back into the domestic title picture.
He was closing in on a British Welterweight title fight at the start of 2020, but came unstuck when he travelled to Scotland to tackle Martin Harkin in January, ending a 13 fight winning streak.
‘The Hindley Hammer’ was winning their British Welterweight title eliminator, but was caught by a sledgehammer right in the fifth round and could no longer continue.
Momentum had been with Moorcroft who in 2019 stopped all four opponents he faced, Simon Henry, Jake Best, Sam Omidi and Eligio Palacios.
He had been trained by Lee Blundell, but has now teamed up with Anthony Crolla following a summer split.
After 16 months out following the Harkin setback, Moorcroft had his first fight under Crolla and took a shut out points win against MJ Hall.
After the layoff caused by the pandemic he returned in September 2021, when he beat Octavian Gratil who was well behind when he was disqualified in the eighth and final round for continuously losing his gum shield.
He ended 2021 with a mightily impressive points win against Liverpool rival Andy Colquhoun.