WBA Super Middleweight Champion David Morrell Jr. Eyes Showdown with WBC Interim Champion David Benavidez in a Fight for Autism Awareness
David Morrell Jr., the reigning WBA "regular" super middleweight champion, is setting his sights on a showdown with WBC interim champion David Benavidez in his next fight. Morrell, who boasts an impressive record of 9-0 with 8 knockouts, recently secured a first-round knockout victory over Yamaguchi Falcao on the undercard of the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia mega-fight, further solidifying his status as a rising star in the boxing world.
Morrell, who is promoted by Warriors Boxing, has been garnering attention with his dominant performances and is quickly gaining a following of fans. The undefeated Cuban fighter is hungry for bigger challenges, and a fight against Benavidez, who holds a record of 27-0 with 23 knockouts, is a matchup he is eager to pursue.
"I'll say it and I'll say it again, I want to fight the best, and David Benavidez is one of the best in the division," said Morrell. "Millions of fans got to see what I'm all about, and I believe I have the skills to beat him. I know he is a warrior that never backs down from a fight, so I'm expecting him to take the challenge. This is a fight I know that fans want to see. The winner can be next in line to fight Canelo. I'm the real monster, and I'm ready to prove it in the ring."
Morrell has also announced that he will dedicate this fight to Autism Awareness, a cause that holds personal significance to him. The champion has close friends who have children with autism, and he is determined to use his platform to raise awareness and support for the cause.
"I want to use my platform to raise awareness for autism," said Morrell. "Some of my closest friends have kids with autism, and they are an inspiration, and I want to do everything I can to support them."
Morrell's dedication to autism awareness has garnered support from the boxing community, with many recognizing his efforts to use his platform for a worthy cause. A potential showdown with Benavidez would not only be a highly anticipated matchup in the super middleweight division, but it could also potentially unify the WBA and WBC titles, setting the stage for an even bigger showdown in the future, possibly against boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.
As Morrell continues to make waves in the boxing world with his impressive performances and unwavering determination to fight the best, fans eagerly await news of a potential matchup against Benavidez. With his skills, dedication to Autism Awareness, and a hunger for success, Morrell is poised to make a significant impact in the super middleweight division and beyond.