David Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs), the undefeated WBA "regular" super middleweight champion, has expressed his disappointment with WBC interim-champion David Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs).
Morrell is upset after reading about a recent interview where Benavidez explained that he was interested in facing former world champion Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33 KOs), who recently fought at super middleweight.
"From here on out my new nickname is 'The Monster.' I will be referred to as father of Team Benevidez," said Morrell.
Morrell is fueled by his hunger to prove himself against the best in the division. The Cuban-born sensation is perplexed as to why Benavidez would not face a fellow champion.
“Jose Sr. does not want the fight. He talks a lot, but he clearly wants to fight Munguia as seen in all his recent interviews. The loudmouth son Jose Jr. hasn’t said a word either. So, I want small man Jose to come out publicly and say he is scared of the Monster Morrell. I’m giving you 24 hours to tell the world the truth little guy. Or I will do an interview daily about the cowards they call the Benevidez’. Your name is Red Flag maybe because you run when there is danger. Don’t use my name anymore, cancel all your merchandise and stop lying to people. I’m the real Monster," Morrell said.
Morrell, known for his boxing skills and ring IQ, firmly believes that a fight between him and Benavidez would be a spectacle. He is eager to put his skills to the test against the best in the division, and Benavidez has long been on his radar as a worthy adversary.
"My message to Benavidez is…I''m ready for all those bitches. Grow some balls, and let's give the fans the fight they want to see. Your family name is a disgrace," Morrell said.