David Morrell Jr. Defends Title On Gervonta Davis Card

David Morrell

Reigning WBC super middleweight champion David Morrell Jr. will be in the co-main event of the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia event.

Morrell will put his title on the line Saturday vs. Olympic bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao.

The card takes place live on pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Morrell was scheduled to face Sena Agbeko, but he was forced out.

A Cuban-native who came to Minneapolis to begin his pro career in 2019, Morrell (8-0, 7 KOs) has quickly shown off the talents that made him a standout in Cuba’s storied amateur scene.

The 25-year-old captured an interim title by dominating then-unbeaten Lennox Allen in August 2020 in just his third pro fight. Morell, who trains in Texas with renowned coach Ronnie Shields, added two dominant knockout victories in 2022 as he stopped Kalvin Henderson in June before a 12th-round TKO of the previously unbeaten Aidos Yerbossynuly in November. 

A 2012 Olympian, Falcao (24-1-1) represents his native Sao Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil. The 35-year-old has won eight-straight bouts heading into April 22, including a busy 2022 campaign that saw him earn five victories, including most recently knocking out Ernest Amuzu in December.

Falcao’s only loss came via a close decision against Christopher Pearson in May 2019, which immediately preceded a December 2019 draw against super middleweight contender D’Mitrius Ballard.

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