AIR DATE: Jan 07 2021 16:01UTC
EPISODE: Episode 2
Talkin Fight: Knuckle Up aka Mike Orr at 4
with Mike Orr — talkingfight.com/category/knuckle-up
Mike today profiles a young Cuban boxer, Osvary David Morrell Gutierrez Jr., better known as David Morrell, who has held the WBA interim super middleweight title since August 2020. As an amateur he won gold medals at the 2016 Youth World Championships and the 2017 Cuban National Championships.
Okay, let’s get right into it! I’M gon na i’m gon na bring you a boxing prospect that uh that i’ve been checking out um [ Music ].
He is uh.
The wba interim super middleweight champ, since august 2020 has an amateur career of 132.
His name is morale.
Sorry hold on one sec here.
Yes, so we have mr morale.
I believe it’s david.
Yes, david morale.
He right now is listed as number two in the in the rankings uh by wba.
Only after two fights uh.
He was ranked as number three in the world uh.
The guy’s got an impressive record: uh very powerful puncher uh southpaw 2017 uh cuban national championship gold uh.
He also took uh 2016 gold youth championships, uh voted best boxer in the 2018, india open and the 2017 cuban national championships uh.
He won the interim title against um lennox allen on august, the eighth of this year last year.
Now because it’s 2021.
uh he’s 4-0 right now with uh three knockouts um he’s he’s an up-and-comer man he’s one to watch uh, you know to be listed as number three when you’re.
Just you know a year into your professional career, is just phenomenal.
Uh, i’m telling you uh watch this fight against uh lennox allen.
He completely dominates uh, you know a guy who’s been in the game for 15 years and uh just makes it look like you know, a sparring session just overwhelmed them right from the beginning, watch the highlights or watch the whole fight.
You won’t be disappointed this uh.
This kid honestly he’s uh he’s the next big thing i think in the super middleweight division.
You know with the impressive 130 and two you know amateur record and and now being 4-0 as a pro and being ranked as number three.
After only two fights as a pro, you know, it’s got to say something about this guy.
I don’t know if you’ve seen him.
Graham, i don’t know if you’re fight fans out there if you’ve seen him, but definitely you got to check this guy out david morrell, jr uh.
You know he’s a cuban 22 year old 78 inch and i have like 78 and a half inch reach and you know he’s still fun.
We don’t really see too many southpaws in the game today, so uh yeah, i’m rooting for this guy man.
I can’t wait to see his next fight.
He was supposed to fight uh on the 11th april, but it’s been postponed due to kovid, so um we’ll see what’s in the works for him, uh yeah man, this guy’s, just a just another beast man who are you saying he’s from cuba, yeah he’s uh he’s Cuban he’s cuban, so i believe, he’s fighting out of uh.
I can’t i don’t know where he’s fighting out of now somewhere in the states.
I believe it is, but he is he’s he’s from santa clara cuba.
Uh he’s only 22 years old.
You know the guy’s got an impressive, highly decorated, amateur record and uh.
I think you know his pro record is just gon na it’s just gon na soar.
Man he’s gon na be he’s gon na, be one of these guys.
That’S you know here for a long time, not just power he’s got amazing, footwork uh, the guy just dances around people he’s you know, he’s fast and the strength that he’s got is just you know.
It’S phenomenal he’s another ko killer.
You know he’s he’s one of these guys just gon na lead you on the mat and uh and if he doesn’t leave you on the mat he’s gon na punish you all rounds, uh his fight against allen.
He dominated the entire fight all 12 rounds, um his debut fight um, he fought uh.
I believe it was a man by the name of uh who the heck was it.
No rodriguez rodriguez valdez is his name and uh.
He he won.
He won his debut with a first round knockout.
You know not nothing, but the best.
That’S what this guy’s gon na bring us man he’s gon na bring us some uh, some devastating knockouts in the future.
You know he’s only got four four four fights under his belt and um.
You know he’s got a long time left in this game and only being 22 years old.
You know this guy could span.
You know two decades easily uh.
He looks great man.
He’S fast he’s hard-hitting the way he dances he’s just he swarms him.
He overwhelms every single opponent that i’ve watched him fight so far, and you know i like these exciting fighters, man – and this is what i try to bring you these exciting fighters that you know produce these knockouts because who the hell wants to watch 12 rounds and Nobody go down, [, Laughter, ].
If we, if we can’t have four ounce gloves on these kids man, then let’s at least watch some knockout artists right.
Yes, definitely did you say you had two players, no just the one today, i just wan na know just one today, just one today, this guy this guy honestly, once i stumbled onto him, i just i, i went and checked everything i could on him and he’s He’S pretty pretty impressive the reason i asked this because yesterday you said you, you might have a female fighter for me: uh yeah! No, i think i think we’ll have friday as a female fighter.
Friday will be a female fighter, we’ll end off the week with a with a a wonderful female to watch out.
For you know: okay got it female friday, we’ll do female friday, but uh yeah for sure guys.
If you’re listening and watching right now check this guy out david morrell, you won’t be upset.
The guy is the guy’s a beast.
He is, you know new blood into the ring and uh he’s definitely gon na, be one to watch out for in the future.
He’S gon na dominate his weight division.
That is that’s certain.
You know he’s already impressed with lots of people and uh his his team is trying to push him fast and move him up.
Those ranks quickly so he can get those fights under his belt, so he can start fighting some big names to get uh to get some gold around his waist man because he’s definitely going to be holding some sort of belt soon.
You know he’s already holding the the intern belt.
You know it’s a matter of time before that intern becomes real.
So mr number two ranked super middleweight wba after two two fights.
That’S amazing watch this guy one of the best prospects i see for 2021 up and coming before.
You sign off i’m curious about the cuban fighters uh.
So if they leave cuba, i’m guessing they’re leaving cuba permanently, i i believe so i guess they would have to um.
Have restrictions been lifted? Uh.
That’S that’s another thing right like this guy’s supposed to fight.
He was supposed to fight in april, but it’s all been postponed, so maybe he’s still in cuba, maybe still living there as a resident, i’m not sure um but yeah.
If there’s all these, you know restrictions in travel, we might not see them for a little bit.
Is it like cuban baseball players? Are they allowed to be playing for an american management team or whatever, i believe so, i’m pretty sure he’s uh he’s signed under warrior.
So that’s that’s an american, an american conglomerate, so definitely he’s he’s got the team he’s got it behind him.
You know all his fights are most of his fights here have been in it well have been in the states, so yeah man look out for this.
Guy he’s exciting he’s gon na mr knockout you’re gon na love him i’m telling you watch that lenox salad fight watch him totally dominate this veteran and uh.
It goes to show you what he’s made of and he really brought his a game that day.
Google him and have a look at his fighting uh before we uh see uh neil the deal tonight, yo nailed the deal telling me all the deal.
I said hello all right and speaking of newcomers in the ring and female fridays.
Scarlett delgado starts her uh.
First episode tomorrow actually excellent, excellent.
Well, congratulations! Scarlett! If you’re watching um i’ll definitely tune in to i’ll watch your uh, your uh, i guess debut.
Hopefully it’s an exciting event.
Well, i know it’ll be an exciting event.
She’S got lots to talk about yes, so for all people watching out there again at four with mike orr knuckle up jab the like hook subscribe, knock out some comments and uh tune in tomorrow for uh female friday.
Thanks very much tonight, yeah man have a good day.
See you tomorrow see you tomorrow,