By Sean Jones: David Morrell Jr. took to social media today to trash the “clown circus” fight between WBC interim WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez & Demetrius Andrade for failing to mention his name for their November 25th.
Morrell feels he should be fighting Benavidez & Andrade, but he’s being locked out and treated like he doesn’t exist. Benavidez’s fans don’t want him to fight Morrell, and it’s easy to see why. Morrell has better skills, superior power, and overall a better all-around fighter.
The talented Cuban called Benavidez Jr. out recently, and the ‘Mexican Monster’ & his dad, Jose Sr., wanted no part of fighting him, which some fans saw as a sign that they were bowing down to the superior fighter, showing that they weren’t willing to risk getting beaten.
Here’s the deal. If Benavidez loses to the 25-year-old Morrell, he can forget about ever getting a shot against Canelo Alvarez. Benavidez probably isn’t going to get the fight with Canelo anyway because he hasn’t earned it by fighting Morrell, and his resume is filled with too many fodder-level guys.
Benavidez’s ten-year resume has only one notable name on it – Caleb Plant, and he almost lost that fight. If the winner of the Benavidez-Andrade match fails to secure a fight with Canelo, they should face Morrell to determine the true #1 contender for Alvarez. This not only establishes the top fighter below Canelo but also elevates the fight’s overall magnitude.
That ship will have permanently sailed, as Canelo won’t want to fight him after he’s been whipped by Morrell, especially if he loses by knockout like the former Cuban amateur star’s last opponent Yamaguchi Falcão.
Benavidez and Andrade have been mentioning Canelo Alvarez’s name as if they are going to fight him after their upcoming match next month on Showtime PPV. However, the winner of the Benavidez-Andrade fight does not have any chance of getting a shot at the undisputed super middleweight champion Alvarez.
WBA ‘regular’ 168-lb champion Morrell Jr. (9-0, 8 KOs) doesn’t like the way he’s being ignored, even though he holds a world title and is viewed by many fans as the #2 guy in the division behind Canelo.
Sorry, Benavidez, you don’t measure up to what fans feel is the more talented Cuban fighter, Morrell Jr.
Morrell has fought once this year, stopping Falcao in the first round last April. Before that, Morrell defeated Aidos Yerbossynuly by a twelfth round knockout last November.