David Morrell almost fulfilled his dream of fighting in Las Vegas this weekend. The Cuban did it in a great event and in defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight crown against the Brazilian and London 2012 Olympic medalist, Yamaguchi Falcao.
In addition to the main event between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia, the West Indian was another of the night’s attractions. The southpaw is one of the most talented youngsters in the world and defined his fight in the first round against a Falcao who could do little and who went to the canvas quickly in front of Morrell’s combinations.
It was the sixth consecutive round for Morrell, who has earned his recognition through good fights and convincing victories. He is now a known fighter and names like David Benavidez are possibilities for his next fights.
Morrell has already said he wants to fight the best and is willing to step into the ring against anyone. His good technique and punching power are an exceptional combination and a fight of him against any of the elite would be a more than interesting matchup.
For now, Morrell is celebrating another victory and the retention of his WBA belt. He achieved his ninth victory and eighth by knockout since making his pro debut in 2019.