(OCT 18) On October 11,
2014, at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, in Sacramento, California,
the sport welcomed in Carissa "Casey" Morton, who entered the
pro ranks when she fought on the "Capital City Explosion"
card, winning by a four round unanimous decision in her debut
against Blanca Reymundo.
is a native of Oahu, Hawaii and of Polynesian and Asian decent.
In search of a better life she found a home in San
Francisco, California at the age of 19. Since being introduced
boxing she aspired to be crowned World Champion. She had her
amateur boxing match after two and a half months of training and
has not skipped a beat in working towards her goal.
Often earning Fight of the Night and Fighter of the Night awards
her bouts, Casey is notorious for her crowd-pleasing fighting
Her relentless work ethic and dedication to her dream has
inspired the lives of many. Between strenuous training sessions
you can find Casey supporting youth outreach organizations,
motivationally speaking to groups and classes, or coaching.
Assisting people of all walks of life and ages in reaching and
attaining their goals.
Casey is a proud
SNAC sponsored athlete. She is trained by Boxing
Coach Jairo Escobar, Strength Coach Michael Bazzel, and under
management of Gary Sullenger. Sullenger also advises and coaches
Morton in the gym, fine tuning her skill set. As Morton
describes, this is her "Dream Team". "I am blessed with amazing
in my life and in my corner. My coaches, manager, and sponsor
are phenomenal at what they do. First and foremost, they are
good people that I trust my life with. This is of utmost
importance in a business like boxing. All thanks and glory to
WBAN got an opportunity to talk with Casey after her recent win
in her pro debut.
Sue TL Fox: You were an amateur boxer with the
Beautiful Brawlers, what made you decide to turn pro?
Casey Morton: I trained out of Undisputed Boxing
Gym and with team CYC in Concord when I was asked to participate
in the exciting Beautiful Brawlers event.
Since the moment I began boxing my goals were in the
rankings. I also lacked a full time coach until the beginning of
I have been fortunate to properly develop my skill set through
active in National and International amateur tournaments.
Sue TL Fox: Did you have aspirations to
go to the Olympics---and if you did what was the turn of events
that persuaded you to enter the pro ranks?
Casey Morton: I did not have any aspirations to go
to the Olympics. It was not an option for women when I began
boxing. My vision was set in stone on becoming a World Champion.
Sue TL Fox: What is next on your agenda, do you have
any near-future pro fights on the horizon?
Casey Morton: My team and I are anxiously awaiting the
next opportunities in November and December of this year. We are
hoping it will be in or near San Francisco. It meant so much
that a tremendous amount of people made the drive to Sacramento
in support of my debut. I would love for them to not have to
travel so far to support my next fight.
Sue TL Fox:
How did you feel stepping into the ring for the first time as a
Casey Morton: It was indescribable. The most exciting and
exhilarating experience of my life. I planned to walk out
composed and serious... I could not stop myself from jumping up
and down, hi-fiving the crowd. Definitely the ultimate
WBAN would like to thank Casey for taking the time to be
interviewed after her fight with Reymundo. We wish her a
long and successful professional boxing career.