David Benavídez plans to fight David Morrell if he wins the undisputed 175-pound championship – La Opinion

David Benavídez plans to fight David Morrell if he wins the undisputed 175-pound championship – La Opinion


David Benavídez is planning to fight David Morrell if he manages to become undisputed light heavyweight championbut first he will have to defeat Oleksandr Gvozdyk and capture the interim title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) category in June.

In an interview with Sean Zittel’s YouTube channel, Benavídez stated that Morrell is a good fighter and projects that the fight will be much bigger if they wait to do it for the undisputed championship of 175 pounds, a division in which both will debut this year.

“He’s a really good fighter. I feel like the person I wanted to fight at 168 (is Canelo Álvarez), because I’m done with 168, because it’s harder for me to get there. So now that he’s hitting 175, it’s a great opportunity. That fight is going to happen sooner or later. I see him going up to 175, talking a lot of s**t. I’m going to shut the hell up. As I guaranteed the fans, that fight will happen sooner or later. Plus, it will be a bigger PPV if we wait until later. His name isn’t that big, but I don’t give a f**k,” he said.

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David Morrell continues to add wins to his record and hopes to get a fight with David Benavídez this year. Photo Courtesy: Amanda Westcott/Showtime.

“We’re at 175. I’m going to go with the next fight (Oleksandr Gvozdyk), and see what happens next, and then, as I tell you, this fight will happen sooner rather than later. If you look at the landscape with PBC, there really aren’t many guys at 175. So after this fight between Oleksandr and I, I hope we get the unified fights at 175. That will probably be the first defense (of the undisputed light heavyweight championship), David Morrell”he added.

After their respective victories over Demetrius Andrade and Sena Agbeko, David Benavídez was challenged by David Morrell and showed interest in the fight. Both were negotiating, but The Red Flag denied the alleged conversations and this bothered the Cuban fighter who called him a coward.. After being ignored again by Canelo Álvarez, the interim WBC champion will rise to 175 pounds to compete for the agency’s interim title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk in July and if he wins he could be the challenger to Dmitry Bivol or Artur Beterbiev for the undisputed title in the category.

Morrell too He will try his luck at light heavyweight and face Radivoje Kalajdzic for the secondary title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in August after failing to find any rival at super middleweight. If Benavídez becomes undisputed, the Cuban will be his first challenger.

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David Benavidez could become the undisputed 175-pound champion. Photo: John Locher/AP.

David Benavídez, interim WBC super middleweight champion, defeated Demetrius Andrade by technical knockout in the sixth round and will now move up to 175 pounds. The Mexican Monster He has a record of 28 wins, 24 of them on the fast track and no setbacks cas a professional.

For his part, David Morrell, 25, is the regular 168-pound champion of the WBA and now wants to get the fight against David Benavídez once and for all. The Cuban fighter alone He has 10 fights as a professional and has won them allnine of them by knockout.

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