Morrell takes out Cazares in one round

Unbeaten Cuban David Morrell made light work of Mario Cazares, taking just one round to flatten his Mexican counterpart at the Minneapolis Armory on Sunday night. 

Morrell sensationally floored Cazares with a left hand two minutes into the opening session, bringing an abrupt end to their WBA Regular 168lbs title clash.

Now 5-0, Morrell’s comprehensive victory was the first defence of his WBA Regular title following his upgrade from WBA Interim champion in the aftermath of Canelo Alvarez’s dominant win over Callum Smith in December 2020. 

The PBC on Fox undercard also saw upsets galore, with Leon Lawson, Omar Juarez and Efetobor Apochi all taking losses despite being significant favourites.

Apochi’s split decision defeat to Brandon Glanton provided a Fight of the Year candidate in the evening’s chief support bout.