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Morrell Jr. vs. Agbeko to Close the Chapter on Showtime Boxing




Undefeated WBA super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr., is set to clash with knockout artist Sena Agbeko on Saturday, December 16, at The Armory in Minneapolis. The Premier Boxing Champions event promises a night of explosive action with a stacked undercard.


Morrell Jr. (9-0, 8 KOs), originally from Cuba and now based in Minneapolis, has rapidly ascended the ranks since his pro debut in 2019. The 25-year-old champion, trained by renowned coach Ronnie Shields, boasts an impressive record and will look to showcase his skills against Agbeko in his fourth headlining slot at The Armory.


His opponent, Sena Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs), hailing from Ghana and fighting out of Nashville, Tennessee, comes into the fight on a five-win streak, with three victories in 2022, including a decisive win over the previously unbeaten Isaiah Steen. Agbeko's only setback since 2014 is a decision loss against top contender Vladimir Shishkin.


The co-main event features a 12-round WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator rematch between exciting contenders Chris “Primetime” Colbert (17-1, 6 KOs) and Jose “Rayo” Valenzuela (12-2, 8 KOs). Colbert emerged victorious in their first encounter, but Valenzuela, born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, is eager for redemption after a close bout.


WBC Flyweight World Champion Julio Cesar Martinez (20-2, 15 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten contender Angelino Cordova (18-0-1, 12 KOs). Martinez, representing Mexico City, has successfully defended his title five times and will face Cordova, who is coming off a career-best victory against former world champion Angel Acosta.


The special attraction telecast opener is a highly anticipated rematch between former world champions Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs) and Andre Berto (32-5, 24 KOs). Guerrero, a three-time world champion from Gilroy, California, aims to repeat his victory over Berto in their 2012 brawl. Berto, a two-time 147-pound world champion representing Haiti, seeks redemption after their previous encounter.


Promoter Tom Brown of TGB Promotions anticipates a thrilling night of action, stating,


"It’ll be bombs away in the main event because Sena Agbeko comes to end fights early, and with three more highly competitive fights on the SHOWTIME undercard, fight fans will be in for another loaded night of action on December 16."

This event marks the end of an era for Showtime boxing, concluding a legacy of delivering memorable moments and world-class fights.

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