David Morrell vs. Sena Agbeko possible for December 16 on Showtime

By Boxing News - 11/08/2023 - Comments

By Sean Jones: #10 WBA Sena Agbeko is the opponent that WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion David Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs) could be facing next on December 16th on Showtime.

This showcase fight, if it happens, has mismatch written all over it for Morrell. It’ll be a nice little practice fight to get Morrell ready for the big time in 2024.

Dan Rafael is saying that Agbeko is the “likely opponent” for Morrell’s headliner in the final regular boxing broadcast on Showtime.

The Cuban Morrell, 25, could be facing David Benavidez in 2024 if the ‘Mexican Monster’ is unable to get a title shot against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.

Benavidez said this week that he wants Morrell next if he can’t get the fight with Canelo, which means Agbeko will be the tune-up stay-busy fight for David.

Rafael says Agbeko was supposed to have fought Morrell earlier this year in April on the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia card, so this is a guy that Morrell’s promoters have waited for some time, and they finally got him, provided he doesn’t pull out.

It’s unclear whether the 31-year-old Ghanian native Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) was all that Morrell’s promoters could get on short notice, but it’s not a great choice regarding name recognition.

Agbeko has been operating at the lower level, fighting obscure opposition throughout his twelve year career. You can’t say that Agbeko has done anything to earn a title shot against Morrell. He’s done nothing as a pro other than beating second-tier fighters.

In his only fight against a notable opponent, Agbeko was blanked by Vladimir Shishkin, losing by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision by wide scores of 100-90, 100-90, and 98-92 in 2021.

Last year, Agbeko defeated Isaiah Steen by a ten round decision on a Showtime card. Steen then turned around and lost again, this time to Lester Martinez by an eighth round knockout last April.

This is a big step down in competition for Morrell from the opposition he’s been fighting recently, and it’s disappointing to say the least.

Boxing fans would prefer to see Morrell take on Diego Pacheco, Christian Mbilli, Caleb Plant, Edgar Berlanga or Jaime Munguia.

One of those guys would be worthy of sharing the ring with Morrell for the final regular Showtime card. That said, it’s possible that none of these guys want to risk a loss by going up against a talent like Morrell, who some feel is the #1 fighter in the 168-lb division, better than Canelo or Benavidez.

Morrell’s recent opponents:

Yamaguchi Falcão – 2012 Olympic bronze medalist
Aidos Yerbossynuly
Kalvin Henderson
Alantez Fox
Mario Abel Cazares

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