David Morrell Jr. and Sena Agbeko respectfully faced off Friday afternoon after making weight at a hotel ballroom inside the W Minneapolis – The Foshay.

Morrell got on the Minnesota Office of Combative Sports’ scale at 167½ pounds, slightly heavier than Agbeko, who weighed exactly 167 pounds. The Cuban-born Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs) will defend his WBA secondary super middleweight title against Ghana’s Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) on Saturday night in the 12-round main event of a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader from the nearby Armory in downtown Minneapolis.

Morrell, 25, and Agbeko, 31, were initially scheduled to fight April 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission removed Agbeko from that bout because a saccular brain aneurysm was detected during an MRI administered a few weeks before he was set to meet Morrell. Agebko’s late replacement, Brazil’s Yamaguchi Falcao, was knocked out in the first round on the Showtime Pay-Per-View portion of the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia undercard.

Agbeko was later cleared by two neurologists and received his license from the NSAC.

Now that their fight has been rescheduled, DraftKings sportsbook has made Morrell a 14-1 favorite to win the featured attraction of the last broadcast of Showtime’s 37-year tenure in boxing. The official weights for the five fights that will be streamed and televised as part of the Morrell-Agbeko undercard are listed below.


9 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. PT

Chris Colbert (17-1, 6 KOs), Brooklyn, 134½ pounds vs. Jose Valenzuela (12-2, 8 KOs), Renton, Washington, 134 pounds, 10 rounds, lightweights.

Robert Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs, 2 NC), Gilroy, California, 148¼ pounds vs. Andre Berto (32-5, 24 KOs), Winter Haven, Florida, 148¼ pounds, 10 rounds, junior middleweights.

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7 p.m. ET; 4 p.m. PT

Alberto Puello (21-0, 10 KOs), San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, 144½ pounds vs. Ector Madera (11-0, 6 KOs), Stockton, California, 143¼ pounds, 8 rounds, welterweights.

Kyrone Davis (17-3-1, 6 KOs), Wilmington, Delaware, 161½ pounds vs. Cruse Stewart (8-2, 6 KOs), Maple Grove, Minnesota, 160 pounds, 8 rounds, super middleweights.

Lawrence King (13-1, 11 KOs), San Bernardino, California, 182¼ pounds vs. Alex Theran (23-12, 15 KOs), Lynn, Massachusetts, 182½ pounds, 6 rounds, cruiserweights.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.