By Craig Page: Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz says David Benavidez will fight WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion David Morrell in May or June, provided the Cuban fighter wins his fight next Saturday night against Aidos Yerbossynuly on November 5 .
Lewkowicz said they have a contract for Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) to fight the undefeated Morrell (7-0, 6 KOs). The 24-year-old Morrell will defend the unbeaten Yerbossynuly (16-0, 11 KOs) on Showtime at The Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to Lewkowicz, Benavidez’s planned fight against former IBF 168-lb champion Jose Uzcategui in January is still up in the air, as there are “a few issues” that need attention.
When asked if a fight between Benavidez and Caleb Plant could happen, Sampson didn’t feel confident about it happening.
Morrell is arguably more talented than Plant, but he is less well known. Even though it’s a tough fight, Benavidez won’t get the attention he’s facing like Plant, who is famous for his fights with Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Dirrell, and Uzcategui.
Sampson Lewkowicz told Fighthype about the fight between David Benavidez and Caleb Plant, he said: “Maybe, it might be easy, but you never know in boxing.” “We will see what happens in the next two weeks.
“With David Morrell, we have a contract. If he succeeds. we will fight Benavidez in May or June. Despite [Morrell] he should win his fight next week [against Aidos Yerbossynuly], and if he wins this fight, probably, we will fight David Benavidez in May or June, and this is true. He almost did.
“Sometimes you need courage to fight David Benavidez, and Morrell has it,” Lewkowicz said when asked why Benavidez isn’t fighting Caleb Plant. “He doesn’t care what management says. I’m sure Plant and others are willing to fight for a good price.
“I’m going to see Eddy Reynoso and Canelo next month in Acapulco. Maybe Elvis Presley will help. Canelo is going to fight everybody. It’s Eddy Reynoso he doesn’t want. He’s 15 of them. Maybe he’s tired,” Lewkowicz said when asked. ask him about his thoughts on Canelo not fighting Mexican fighters.
“The process will be a good fight. I believe he will be equal or better than Morrell, but it will definitely be a pay-per-view. With Morrell, there will be no pay-per-view because not many people know about Morrell’s qualifications. It is a very dangerous war.
“It should, but we’ll see what happens. We have a few issues to take care ofLewkowicz said when asked to confirm if Benavidez will fight Jose Uzcategui in January.