DORCHESTER -- Jackie Morrell of Lowell was inducted Sunday into the Ring 4 Boxing Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Florian Hall.

Morrell was born and raised and still lives in Lowell. He started boxing at age 14 and put together a great amateur and pro career.

As an amateur, Morrell won a Golden Gloves championship one year with a knockout in 12 seconds, still a record. He was selected for a team of elite boxers to compete in a series of bouts in Russia. He fought Sugar Ray Leonard twice as an amateur.

After joining the Army, Morrell won the All-Army boxing championship two years in a row. He turned pro upon his discharge in 1977 and racked up 14 straight wins fighting out of the West End Gym. He fought the likes of Kevin Rooney, Johnny Bumphus and Marlon Starling in his pro career.

Morrell has continued his involvement in the sport by working as a trainer, referee and judge. He was presented for induction by his friend, Leo Gerstel.