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David Morrell Poses a Significant Threat to Undisputed 168-Lb Title

In the world of super middleweight boxing, the pursuit of the undisputed championship title is heating up, and David Benavidez has made a striking statement. The WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion, David Morrell Jr., is being hailed by Benavidez as the most substantial threat to the coveted 168-lb undisputed championship, second only to himself. The undisputed title is currently held by the impressive Canelo Alvarez, and both Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs) and Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) are determined to dethrone the reigning kingpin.

Benavidez expresses his desire to face the 25-year-old Cuban sensation, Morrell, in the ring. However, questions loom over whether he can maintain the 168-lb weight class for long enough to make this showdown a reality. Known for his propensity to absorb punches and his durable chin, Benavidez’s style might need a significant transformation to tackle Morrell’s power shots effectively, as the Cuban fighter possesses significant punching power. Benavidez is making weight at the division’s limit by a whisker, and a potential clash with Morrell could force him to move up to the 175-lb weight class.

While the prospect of a Benavidez vs. Morrell showdown looms, it’s likely that Benavidez will proceed with caution, avoiding high-risk fights until he secures the long-awaited showdown with Canelo. His mandatory WBC title defense against Demetrius Andrade on November 25th is a testament to his cautious approach. This crucial matchup will take place on Showtime PPV at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

David Benavidez, reflecting on the super middleweight landscape, pinpointed David Morrell as a significant threat to the coveted undisputed title. Benavidez’s strategy appears to be treading carefully to preserve his position and readiness for the potentially career-defining bout with Canelo. The outcome of the November fight and his ability to maintain the 168-lb limit will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this promising division.

As the quest for the undisputed super middleweight title continues, the boxing world eagerly awaits developments in this high-stakes showdown. Morrell, with his unique style and power, and Benavidez, with his determination and durability, promise to deliver an enthralling spectacle if they eventually cross paths in the pursuit of the ultimate championship glory.

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