Eddie Hearn was shocked as everybody at studying that David Benavidez will probably be dealing with WBA ‘common’ tremendous middleweight champion David Morrell Jr subsequent after receiving the dangerous information that Canelo Alvarez hasn’t accepted the big provide from his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz for a combat in September.
Hearn says he thinks the unbeaten 24-year-old gifted Cuban Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs) would be the favourite over Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs), aka ‘Mexican Monster.’ That’s not a knock on Benavidez however slightly a sign of the sort of capacity that Morrell possesses.
Morrell is coming off knockout wins towards Yamaguchi Falcão and Aidos Yerbossynuly. Earlier than these fights, Benavidez had been chomping on the bit about combating Morrell, however after his first spherical knockout victory towards Falcao, he’s gone quiet. Morrell even observed that.
“That’s an awesome combat. I imply, hear. I feel David Morrell is the favourite in that combat. I feel David Benavidez is a superb fighter, however David Morrell is a critical [talent],” mentioned Eddie Hearn to Boxing King Media in regards to the information of David Benavidez combating WBA ‘common’ tremendous middleweight champion David Morrell Jr in October.
“There’s a bit little bit of unknown when it comes to how good he’s, however I feel he’s excellent, and I feel it’s a harmful combat [for Benavidez]. Honest play to Benavidez. If PBC makes that combat, it’s an awesome combat,” mentioned Hearn.
Lewkowicz mentioned at this time that Benavidez will probably be dealing with Morrell Jr in October. Hearn thinks that’s an awesome combat “if” PBC makes it. The winner of the Benavidez-Morrell will probably be in a powerful place to get a combat towards Canelo or at the least declare to be the true #1 within the 168-lb division.
If Benavidez wins, he may have victories over Caleb Plant and Morrell, which ought to assist him power Canelo into the ring.
A loss for Benavidez would lead to him needing to do some soul-searching about whether or not it’s time for him to maneuver as much as 175 as a result of he’s sacrificing an excessive amount of weight to remain at 168, and there will probably be no motive for him to proceed draining himself as a result of Canelo won’t ever combat him. If Benavidez loses to Morrell, he’s completely out of the Canelo sweepstakes!
Benavidez has been attempting to get towards Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) for ages, however together with his weak resume, he had nothing to over the Mexican star that may make it worthwhile. Benavidez argued that he couldn’t get the fighters to face him at 168.
If Benavidez had taken dangers by going as much as 175 to tackle Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol, Joshua Buatsi, and Gilberto Ramirez, he’d be in a greater place at this time to get a combat towards Canelo. Enjoying it protected has harm Benaivdez’s probabilities of getting right into a combat with Canelo, and he solely has himself guilty.