AIR DATE: Dec 14 2021 15:59UTC
EPISODE: Episode 72
David Morrell Jr. | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Today Mike profiles Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez Jr., better known as David Morrell, a Cuban professional boxer who has held the WBA super middleweight title since January 2021. As an amateur he won gold medals at the 2016 Youth World Championships and the 2017 Cuban National Championships.
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[, Music ]: what up my taco fight fans thanks for tuning in to another wonderful episode of knuckle up at 4 with you, man, mike gore? I am excited today because uh.
One of my prospects, who i talked about last january, is in action, and that is david morrell jr.
I don’t know if you guys remember.
I talked about this guy back in january, he’s a 23 year old cuban southpaw six foot, one with a 78 and a half inch reach uh.
You know he’s going up against altez allen, althousen uh – and this is step for a 12-rounder for the wba world.
Super middle title guys: this is going to be a great great battle to watch uh.
My man, david morrell, jr, this kid i like watching him and he’s 5-0 right now with four kos and he’s wearing that wba world super middle title.
At the moment you know um guys.
This is gon na, be a great fight man, it’s a good weekend for fights, uh he’s actually headlining the card, and you know what it’s um.
It’S great man, this guy learned to fight in the streets of santa carla cuba, where he had you know.
He and other youth battled on makeshift boxing rings that they crafted uh.
You know, and he said that he had to prove himself doing that as he grew up man to about the age of eight years old morrell earned cuban national school game titles in 2012, 2014 at 112, 154 pounds in the under 14 and under 16 categories uh.
He was third and first in cuban national youth championships in 2015, 2016 and 165 and 178 pounds as well as 178 pound gold medalist in the 2016 world, uh world, youth, junior uh or sorry world youth under 19 youth championship.
So morale was 178 pound runner up at the cuban national championships in 2016.
, the champion in the same weight uh that event in 2017 and a gold medalist at 178 pounds in 2018, india open international tournament.
Morale recalled the most painful day of his life.
It was three years ago at 5am that he kissed his mother betty goodbye prior to boarding a boat from santa clara cuba, for his dude is arrived to america, so guys this kid, you know he’s a young guy he’s great great in this ring.
Man he’s got great speed, he’s got good hand, strength.
We’Re gon na see lots of this kid.
You know in the future, man he’s already got a belt around.
His waist he’s already a champion he’s putting that up on the line against fox on the 18th guys you’re not going to want to miss this one.
The broadcast begins at 8pm uh eastern standard time and features exciting, rising unbeaten prospect, jose valenzuela as well light contender.
Austin dooley in a 10-round co-main event, so guys set your you know, set your pvrs make sure you check this one out, you’re not going to want to miss it.
You heard it here, man, it’s mike gore, bringing it to you like.
I always do these young hungry undefeated undiscovered prospects who are here to you know be the future of the sport who are rising.
These ranks making names for themselves.
I talked about this kid back in january, and i’m talking about him today because he’s fighting on the 18th so guys check that out, you’re not going to want to miss it man.
It is december the 18th fox versus morale junior for the wba world, super middle title, don’t miss it set your reminders, set your pvrs.
It’S mike garf, we’ll see you tomorrow, wednesday hump day and um yeah man we’ll have something great for you in the meantime.
Guys stay knuckled up, you know what it is man we’ll talk to you tomorrow.