It wasn’t always the case that Cuban boxers transferred their sublime boxing ability from amateur to professional boxing but in recent years that has changed.
Newly crowned WBA super-middleweight world champion David Morrell case in point.
He came out of nowhere recently to win the title by knockout in only his fifth professional fight (5-0-5 KO).
An unbelievable feat that more people should be talking about frankly.
The tall southpaw will be a problem for anyone at 168 lbs.
It is understood that the WBA have now ordered negotiations to begin for possibly his next fight against John Ryder of the UK.
A solid test for Morrell next up if that is to be the fight.
What a win he had just gone at the end of last month.
Here it is again if you missed the emerging of not only a new world champion but a new star in the sport:
(Hat tip Premier Boxing Champions YouTube)