It is Canelo fight week. Canelo Alvarez is fighting Jermell Charlo on Saturday, September 30th, live on pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and needless to say the stars are coming out. The bout will be for all four world titles in the super middleweight division, as Charlo will look to move up fourteen pounds to fight Canelo. Oh, and minor details, Charlo is currently the undisputed champion of the junior middleweight division making this an undisputed versus undisputed fight - and the big selling point of the contest.
One interested observer is David Morrell, who holds a secondary form of the WBA super middleweight title and who many believe could be the best super middleweight in the world. Today, Morrell caught up with 210BoxingTV, and gave his thoughts on the fight.
"Charlo is a 154 [lbs fighter]," said Morrell to 210BoxingTV. "It is crazy [expletive]. [It is] easy [for Canelo]. [Canelo is too big] for Charlo, [it will be a] knockout."
It appears that Morrell last fought against Yamaguchi Falcao, whom he knocked out in the first round back in April on the Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garciapay-per-view undercard has struggled to find a dancing partner in the fall. With no official Premier Boxing Champions fight dates being announced as of now, Morrell is waiting as he hoped to land a David Benavidez fight, but it appears Benavidez will now be fighting Demetrius Andrade instead.
Morrell was asked how he would fight Canelo and he answered promptly.
"The same as [Dmitry] Bivol," said the star super middleweight Morrell. "You don’t need [much] just move, that’s it. You don’t need a hard punch, you just need to be relaxed [to beat Canelo]."
Morrell would seemingly reference a fighter with a similar background to himself in Erislandy Lara, a fellow Cuban boxer, who at the time trained with his current coach, Ronnie Shields. Morrell explained that Lara gave the blueprint for how to beat Canelo Alvarez.
"So you [saw] the fight Canelo [vs.] Lara," asked Morrell. "That's it!"
It is clear that Morrell belives that Canelo can not handle movement and will struggle to cut the ring off against fighters who are able to do that at a very high-level. Now, the bigger question - will Morrell get a shot against Canelo Alvarez before Canelo leaves the sport for good?