David Morrell faces Mike Gavronski on publish-Christmas PBC card; James Kirkland returns
super middleweight prospect David Morrell will face Mike Gavronski on Saturday, December 26, Premier Boxing Champions introduced Tuesday.
The 12-circular bout will take location on the Shrine Auditorium and Expo corridor in la, California and should headline a 3-bout ‘FOX PBC battle evening’ telecast (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT).
Morrell (three-0, 2 knockouts), an beginner standout from Cuba, will take a significant step-up in opposition against Gavronski. regardless of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Morrell has been on the quickly track seeing that turning pro on August 31 of last yr, knocking out Yendris Rodriguez Valdez within the opening round in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the place he now lives and trains.
“I suppose very chuffed about being capable of fight earlier than the yr is out,” talked about the 22-yr-historic Morrell. “I wish to reach the desires I set for myself and proceed to provide for my family. I’m working toward being the surest in my division and that i recognize i will be able to get there. I’m able to take full capabilities of this probability.”
In his final bout on August 8, which additionally took area in los angeles, Morrell defeated Lennox Allen with the aid of unanimous choice in a clash of unbeaten opponents.
Gavronski (26-3-1 1 NC, sixteen KOs), who’s originally from Bellevue, Washington and now resides in Lockport, Illinois, knocked out Tommy Hughes in his closing bout on September 21 of ultimate year. The 34-12 months-historic has gained his last two bouts due to the fact that losing by knockout to Jesse Hart in August 2018.
“I’m very grateful for a chance in a big combat like this,” noted Gavronski. “I’ve watched film of Morrell and i have top notch recognize for his advantage. My crew and that i put together an excellent game plan and we believe it’s going to get me (a) victory on December 26.”
in the co-function bout, James Kirkland will face Juan Macias Montiel in a 10-circular middleweight bout.
Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs), who resides in Austin, Texas, is most useful well-known for his all-out conflict in opposition t Alfredo Angulo in November 2011, which he won by means of knockout after overcoming a knockdown in the opening round and his knockout loss to Ring journal middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez in may additionally 2015.
The 36-12 months-historic Kirkland returned to the ring after a four-12 months hiatus from the ring, notching back-to-lower back knockout wins over Colby Courter and Jas Phipps, respectively.
Macias (21-4-2, 21 KOs), who resides within the boxing hotbed of Los Mochis, Mexico, fought to a cut up-determination draw in his ultimate bout towards Hugo Centeno on December 21. Macias’ most superb fight got here in February 2017, when he misplaced through knockout to Jaime Munguia.
within the opening bout of the FOX telecast, 19-12 months-ancient Jesus Ramos (13-0, 12 KOs) of Casa Grande, Arizona will rectangular off in opposition t Philadelphia’s Naim Nelson (14-four, 1 KO) in a 10-circular junior welterweight bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV considering October of 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco additionally cowl boxing for the Ventura County (California) superstar newspaper. He may also be reached via e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing