A DREAM world title date for Swindon boxer Kelly Morgan has moved a step closer after the WBC ordered its super-middleweight champion Nikki Adler to face her.

Morgan’s trainer Richard Farnan has received notification from the governing body that the German fighter must climb into the ring with Morgan, who is unbeaten in five professional fights and clinched the WBC Silver female middleweight title in June of last year at the town’s Grange Drive Leisure Centre.

Morgan, who saw off another German, Lisa Cielas, to win that belt, has made no secret of her desire to take on Adler, who herself has an unblemished record from 15 fights.

The 36-year-old had previously hinted that an Adler fight might happen next month, although no date for any match-up has yet been announced.

“At long, long last. It’s fantastic news. The letter from the WBC went out last night,” Morgan told the Adver. 

“It’s good news. The ball is rolling. It’s a huge relief for me. As certain as we have been since September that it was going to happen, it’s just been going on and on. It’s a huge sense of relief.

“I finally get my chance to stand up, face an icon of the sport and a four-time world champion.

“It’s my time to see what I’ve got.”

Morgan’s last ring appearance was a points success against Bulgarian Borislava Goranova in September and she admits it has been a frustrating period for her as she has been trying to get her dream bout.

“The future is exciting. I can’t put into words how frustrating it has been. It has been horrendous,” added Morgan.

“I know I’m a very driven and focussed person, but it’s very hard to remain at the top of your motivation when the goalposts continually keep moving.

“It’s been a real rollercoaster and not only that, there is no pay day when you don’t fight, so it’s been very frustrating but I can put that all behind me now.”

Following the WBC’s decision, Adler and her team will now have until February 17 to have a deal in place, with the fight likely to happen in Germany.

Adler, 29, has fought for the WBC crown three times and her record stands at 15-0.