WBA Regular 168lbs belt holder David Morrell takes on Mexican Mario Cázares this Sunday determined to show he is an emerging force in the super-middleweight division.
With all eyes trained on a projected, undisputed title clash between WBC, WBA Super and WBO champion Canelo Alvarez and IBF king Caleb Plant in September, Cuban Morrell is among the next wave of contenders hoping to make an impact.
Like all super-middles, the ultimate goal is a lucrative fight with the sport’s superstar Canelo. But Morrell must first defeat another Mexican Cázares (12-0, 5 KOs), who upset Julio Cesar Chavez Jr last year, at The Armory in Minneapolis on June 27, live on Fox in the US.
Southpaw Morrell has trained out of the Circle of Discipline Gym in Minneapolis since turning pro and is vowing to impress the fight fans in his adopted home city.
“I’m going to put on a great show. Don’t blink because I’m coming out with everything I have. I won’t let anybody down,” said the 23-year-old Morrell (4-0, 3 KOs).
“Cázares has some good qualities as a boxer, but nothing that I haven’t seen before. I’ve seen some videos from when he fought Chavez Jr. I respect Cázares as a fighter and I wish him well. He’s a good boxer and I expect him to fight hard.
“I have to show everyone the work that I’ve put in. In this fight, everyone is going to see more speed and more combinations. People have different opinions of what a top fighter should be. I believe that I’m just different because of my unique style of boxing that I’m going to display on Sunday.”