Knockouts, knockouts and more knockouts! Last weekend, Gervonta “Tank” Davis stopped Rolando “Rolly” Romero in the sixth round at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This weekend, Joe Cordina knocked Kenichi Ogawa in the second round to win the IBF Super Featherweight Championship. Tonight, David Morrell Jr. continued the streak of big knockouts with a fourth round stoppage against Kalvin Henderson at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Morrell Jr. was dominant in Saturday evening’s bout. From the opening bell, he ambushed Henderson with a barrage of punches from all angels. Over the next three rounds, the Cuban fighter was able to showcase his ability to score shots on his opponent along the ropes while also controlling action at the center of the ring. While Henderson was an extremely tough, durable opponent, the referee was forced to stop the action at the end of round four.
Moving forward, Morrell Jr. has his sights set on another fighter at 168 pounds — David Benavidez. Following his victory against David Lemieux in Arizona, Benavidez called out Morrell Jr., Caleb Plant and Jermall Charlo.
“I’m waiting for all those top guys to send me the contract. They know what’s up. I’m right here waiting for them. I’ll put myself up against everyone. I guarantee I’m knocking everyone out,” Benavidez said.
Morrell Jr. has not backed away from the challenge.
“The guy that I want and the guy that I have my sights set on, with a bullseye, is David Benavidez. No doubt about it,” Morrell Jr. told Boxing Scene.
With bought fighters under the PBC umbrella, it is possible that the two could go to battle later this year.
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