The handlers for WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion David Morrel have denied circulating reports which claim the unbeaten Cuban rejected a potential offer to move up in weight for a fight with WBA light heavyweight king Dmitry Bivol.
According to Luis DeCubas Sr., an executive of Warriors Boxing, the opposite happened. DeCubas explains that they called for a fight with Bivol and received no response with respect to the matchup.
"They say that we rejected an offer to fight Bivol and that is not true," said DeCubas Sr. to George Ebro. “We have always said that we are ready to fight anyone, be it Bivol, be it David Benavídez, whoever it may be. Morrell is the first to agree [to any fight].''
Morrell, for his part, is in full training for a scheduled return on December 16 in Minneapolis, where he began his professional career.
He will face the Ghanaian Sena Agbeko at The Armory - with the fight headlining the final Showtime Championship Boxing card.
Morrell intends to stay busy, with his goal of facing the winner of the upcoming Showtime Pay-Per-View clash between David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade.
“For Morell it is, however, a possibility to look to the future,” commented Luis DeCubas Jr. to George Ebro. “First, it's about keeping him active while waiting for better possibilities to come along. Second, he will gain experience and third, we will closely follow what happens between David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade [on November 25]. We still insist that we want to fight Benavidez.
"We are waiting for an opponent who comes with everything, who is going to show a lot of hunger with the intention of taking the belt from David. But we have complete confidence in David and know that he will succeed in a place where he is 100% adored and supported like Minneapolis."