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David Morrell Closes Out Showtime With Another Big KO

David Morrell Closes Out Showtime With Another Big KO

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David Morrell Closes Out Showtime With Another Big KO

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David Morrell Closes Out Showtime With Another Big KO

David Morrell continues his rise up the super middleweight ranks, as the Cuban wiped out Sena Agbeko in the second round on Saturday night to improve to 10-0 and retain his WBA secondary 168 lb. title in Minneapolis, MN.

The bout capped the final broadcast in the amazing 37-year run of Showtime Championship Boxing. Paramount, the parent company of Showtime network, decided to eliminate Showtime Sports at the end of 2023.

After a feeling out first round, Morrell quickly accelerated things with hard right hands and staggered the veteran Agbeko into a corner. A barrage of five more hard punches had Agbeko buckling and out on his feet, and the bout was quickly stopped at 1:33 of the 2nd.

David Morrell Wins in Style on Final Showtime Sports Show

David Morrell Delivers Again

Morrell scored his seventh consecutive KO in front of his adopted home in the “Great White North” of Minnesota, while fighting in the historic Armory arena, where legends Sugar Ray Robinson and Henry Armstrong fought over 70 years ago.

Morrell is in position for a potential shot with undisputed champ Canelo Alvarez, as the WBA’s top contender and secondary titleholder.

“I’m ready for all the guys at 168,” Morrell told Showtime in the ring. “I feel good. I’m happy for the last fight for Showtime. It was a good knockout.”

Realistically, however, Morrell may not get a shot for more than a year against Canelo. Still, he’s doing his part by winning impressively.

Valenzuela’s Revenge

In the co-feature bout, Jose Valenzuela avenged a loss earlier this year to Chris Colbert by scoring an emphatic, one-punch 6th-round KO in a WBA world title eliminator. Valenzuela, who lost to Colbert in a narrow decision in March, dropped Colbert with a barrage of blows in the first round of the bout. The Mexican-born fighter continued to land with straight lefts over the last minute and half of the first frame, trying to get the stoppage, but his opponent survived.

Still, as the fight progressed he was tougher and scoring the harder shots on Colbert landing 96 power shots in just over five rounds. And, eventually, Valenzuela, now 13-2, 9 KOs, landed a wicked right hook halfway through the sixth knocking his opponent out, now 17-2, before he hit the canvas. The referee stopped the bout by counting, and Colbert remained face down for over 60 seconds after the fight.

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