LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - David Morrell (8-0) will fight on the biggest card of his career on Saturday night when he takes on Yamaguchi Falcao (24-1-1) on the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia undercard at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The showdown will serve as the co-feature bout on the four-fight pay-per-view that is being produced by Showtime.
The Cuban southpaw was originally scheduled to face Sena Agbeko but Falcao agreed to step in on short notice when Agbeko was rejected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Bob Santos works closely with the Ronnie Shields trained fighter and believes that he deserves a shot at one of the top fighters in the division with a victory Saturday night.
“He should get a fight against Canelo, David Benavidez or any other big fight. Look, he’s the only person who has a title in the division besides Canelo. So if Canelo doesn’t want it then Benavidez or any other top guy should be next. We are willing to fight anybody,” Santos told BoxingScene.com.
Morrell, who holds the secondary WBA world title, had a very successful 2022 campaign, defeating Aidos Yerbossynuly and Kalvin Henderson by knockout.
The 25-year-old compiled an eye opening 130-2 record in the amateur ranks before defecting to the United States.
Santos, a world class trainer in his own right, has a stable that includes Carlos Adames, Alberto Puello, Hector Luis Garcia, Thomas Dulorme, Lenier and Dainier Pero, among others.
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