Former Cuban amateur star David Morrell is being fast-tracked to the top of the super-middleweights and believes he is in touching distance of the division’s elite.
In just four contests, Morrell is already the WBA Interim champion at 168lbs and closing in on the beasts of the division despite only turning 23 tomorrow.
The Minneapolis-based Morrell handily outscored the unbeaten Lennox Clarke last August to win his WBA crown before brushing aside Mike Gavronski in three rounds on Boxing Day.
At the moment, the Cuban southpaw isn’t in the sights of unified champion Canelo Alvarez but that may change if the Mexican chooses to stay at super-middle for a couple of years.
Morrell believes his fists will continue to do the talking. “I’d like to fight a lot [in 2021], I’d like to have a fight every month. Realistically, my prognosis for this year would be about four fights,” Morrell (4-0, 3 KOs) told journalist George Ebro.
“A lot will depend on what my team thinks and what’s best. [Holding a title after four fights] doesn’t overwhelm me. At first, I was a little nervous, but now I know the kind of boxer I am and what I can do inside the ring. I’m also aware of what’s missing, but I already feel comfortable in the ring, like a pro.
“I see myself in the top five [at super-middleweight]. I don’t have to talk too much, just wait for my team to decide what fights they want to do in 2021. There are things to be improved, but I am convinced that at the end of the road I will always be among the elite.”
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