WBA super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr. has his next opponent picked out.

Morrell, who is 6-0 with five career knockouts, wants to face David Benavidez next. 

“I look at someone like David Benavidez who claims to be avoided, but you never here him mention my name,” said Morrell Jr., who has knocked out five of his six opponents in the pro ranks. “He speaks as though he’s the boogeyman of the division, well fight me and let’s find out. He’s chasing a fight with Canelo, but I know I’ll give him a beatdown that he’ll never forget.”
After going 130-2 as an amateur, Morrell has quickly climbed the professional charts. That includes capturing the WBA title in only his fifth pro fight. 

The international star from Cuba has been working out with Ronnie Shields at their gym in Houston ahead of his next fight. He last fought in December, stopping Alantez Fox in the fourth round. 

“I’ve seen every style you can possibly think of in the amateurs, so I know how to beat a guy like Benavidez, who likes to come forward and bang,” continued Morrell. “David Benavidez is a great puncher with a lot of heart, and he’s a warrior, I’ll give him that, but he doesn’t have the skills that I possess. I’ll fight David Benavidez anytime, anywhere, but will he fight me, that is the question the fans want to know, myself included. Now the world knows who I want most, let’s see who the real boogeyman is…come to papa David, Boo!”

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