Fighting an elite-level 168-pounder shouldn’t be a difficult ask. But for David Morrell, it’s been practically impossible for him to get his hands on one.
Currently, the division is stockpiled with outrageous talent. Caleb Plant often dances around his foes, Canelo Alvarez pummels them until they scream no mas, and David Benavidez has the sort of offense that leaves his opponents unable to comprehend how a man his size can rattle off a 13-punch combination in the blink of an eye.
On November 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada, the awe-inspiring super middleweight matchmaking continues when Benavidez takes on Demetrius Andrade.
While most might be looking forward to the pair squaring off, Morrell couldn’t care less. For those who consider their showdown a super fight, Morrell scratches his head in confusion. For the 25-year-old Cuban, Benavidez and Andrade might as well throw on a red nose along with makeup and take their clash to the carnival.
“This fight is a clown circus,” said Morrell on his social media account. “In the end, no one says my name.”
Whether Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs) likes it or not, he’s out of the loop. All of the top names, including Benavidez, Charlo, and Andrade - have dates lined up. Alvarez and Plant, on the other hand, have been lukewarm about fighting him.
It’s all a vexing process for the current WBA “Regular” title holder but what more can he do? With all of the amateur pedigree in the world, mixed with his lopsided victories in the pros, has left Morrell confident that he and he alone is the best that the super middleweight division has to offer. If anyone is interested in changing his mind, they know where to find him.
“If they want to be the best, they have to beat the best and the best in 168 is David Morrell.”