Demetrius Andrade was kept out of the loop for years. The former Olympian turned two-division champ found it practically impossible to land a big fight at 154 and 160 pounds, his natural weight classes. So, on a whim, he moved up in weight to take on David Benavidez.

It wasn’t ideal, but Andrade took what he could get. During their showdown last month, Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) showed no mercy, pounding Andrade until he ultimately said no mas. It wasn’t entirely a walk in the park, however, as the 35-year-old Andrade had his moments.

David Morrell didn’t make the Vegas trip but he did take in the sights from his palatial estate. With the current WBA “Regular” titlist wanting to get his hands on Benavidez, he’s happy that the WBC interim belt holder got the job done.

Now, Morrell (10-0, 9 KOs) is playing the waiting game, hoping and praying that team Benavidez gives him an opportunity. If he does, he believes that Benavidez will have to be much sharper.

“If Benavidez fights the way he fought Andrade with me, then he’s gonna lose,” said Morrell during an interview with 210 Boxing TV.

Morrell, 25, just recently made an example out of Sena Agbeko at The Armory in Minnesota. In just two short rounds, the fringe contender was pulverized. Now, Morrell is waiting to see when and where his next opportunity lies.

Although the division is stacked with talented fighters, Benavidez remains his number one target. The interim WBC titlist, however, has his eyes set on a showdown with Canelo Alvarez.

It’s yet to be seen whether or not Alvarez will placate Benavidez’s wishes. No matter who he’s ultimately thrown into the ring with, Morrell believes that Benavidez won’t find a stiffer challenge than the one he would provide.

“I have everything.”