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David Morrell Jr.: ‘This Training Camp Has Been Special’

David Morrell Jr. defends his title this coming Saturday night live on Showtime from The Armory in Minneapolis in a featured bout.

David Morrell Jr. defends his WBA super middleweight title against Kalvin Henderson next weekend.

The two square off live on Showtime under the Premier Boxing Champions banner. The event takes place from The Armory in Minneapolis.

After a prolific amateur career in his native Cuba, Morrell moved stateside and adopted Minneapolis as his hometown in the U.S. and thrilled the crowd at The Armory with electric knockout performances last December and June.

““This training camp has been special because I was in great shape coming in, and I got to work on a lot of new things with my coach Ronnie Shields. I got to spar with some new faces, and I’ll be very sharp going into this fight. My body feels good and I’m healthy. No body aches or injuries, so I’ll be ready to shine.”

June 4 will be the second fight that the 24-year-old will be trained by renowned coach Ronnie Shields in Texas, as he looks to again steal the show in front of his fans.

“A victory will set up a major showdown with David Benavidez or any of the top contenders or champions. It’s no secret that I’m coming for Benavidez. I know a great performance on June 4 will lead to some big-time fights, against some big-time names.”

Morrell is a perfect 6-0 with five knockouts to his credit.

“Minneapolis is my city here in the United States. I’ve made a name for myself in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. I’m ready to set the city on fire at The Armory once again. The fans are incredible, and I can’t wait to give them another great night of boxing.”

In the main event, Stephen Fulton defends his WBC and WBO super bantamweight belts against former unified champion Danny Roman.

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