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David Morrell Blasts Benavidez vs. Andrade Clash as a Missed Opportunity

In a recent social media post, David Morrell Jr., the WBC interim super middleweight champion, didn’t hold back in criticizing the upcoming fight between David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade, branding it a “clown circus.” Morrell expressed his frustration at not being part of the November 25th showdown, feeling he deserves to be in the mix and is being unjustly overlooked.

Morrell firmly believes that he should be the one facing off against Benavidez and Andrade, given his superior skills, power, and all-around boxing prowess. He openly called out Benavidez recently, but it appears that the ‘Mexican Monster’ and his father, Jose Sr., chose to avoid a matchup with him, sparking discussions among fans about their readiness to take on a fighter of Morrell’s caliber.

The stakes are high in this scenario. If Benavidez were to lose to the 25-year-old Morrell, his chances of securing a fight with Canelo Alvarez would dwindle significantly. Benavidez’s track record may not be strong enough to warrant a shot at Canelo, as it lacks significant wins against top-level opposition.

The boxing community seems to agree that the winner of the Benavidez-Andrade bout should square off against Morrell to determine the true #1 contender for Alvarez. This not only solidifies the division’s top fighter beneath Canelo but also adds prestige to the matchup. However, Morrell argues that if he defeats Benavidez or Andrade, the chances of either of them facing Canelo will diminish, particularly if the victory is as emphatic as his recent knockout of Yamaguchi Falcão.

While Benavidez and Andrade have mentioned Canelo Alvarez’s name in the lead-up to their upcoming match, it’s crucial to acknowledge that the winner is not guaranteed a shot at the undisputed super middleweight champion.

David Morrell Jr., the WBA ‘regular’ 168-lb champion, is eager to prove his worth in the division and believes he deserves more recognition. With his impressive resume, including a world title and an undefeated record, he’s emerged as a prominent figure in the super middleweight scene.

In the ring, Morrell has shown his mettle, recording notable victories over opponents like Yamaguchi Falcão and Aidos Yerbossynuly. Fans and analysts are eager to see how Morrell’s career progresses, and whether he’ll eventually get his shot at the super middleweight elite, including Canelo Alvarez.


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