Morrell & Valenzuela Score Brutal KO’s; Guerrero Decisions Berto!

David Morrell vs Sena Agbeko Card Recap

David Morrell vs Sena Agbeko card winners
David Morrell vs Sena Agbeko card winners | credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

David Morrell, Jose Valenzuela and Guerrero Claim the Night!


In the final headliner of the SHOWTIME Boxing series, super middleweight boxer David Morrell (10-0, 9 KO’s) stopped Sena Agbeko (29-3, 22 KO’s) with a brutal TKO. Right from the beginning of the opening round, Morrell proved to be the far more fluid, accurate and harder punching fighter. Agbeko tried to move around the ring but was sealed in the four ring straps like an antelope with a tiger.

The clear mismatch resulted in Morrell cornering Agbeko and clubbing him into semi-unconsciousness in the second period and a pinpoint fusillade of blows. As he was being propped up by the ropes, referee Mark Nelson was forced to jump in and stop the bout on Agbeko’s behalf. In his post-fight interview, Morrell continued to call on two-time super middleweight champion David Benavidez.

JOSE VALENZUELA DECAPITATES CHRIS COLBERT IN SIX

Following a fun and competitive fight, super featherweight boxer Jose “Rayo” Valenzuela (13-2, 9 KO’s) scored a vicious sixth round knockout of Chris “Primetime” Colbert (17-2, 6 KO’s). The stoppage was especially sweet given this was an immediate bad blood rematch.

In the first duel, Colbert walked away with a narrow unanimous decision win after suffering a rocky opening. Likewise, Primetime was hurt in the opening round of the rematch. In fact, it was no less than a minor miracle that Colbert weathered the extended barrage that he suffered. Primetime immediately bounced back in the second by utilizing his feet and double jab.

Yet as the rounds wore, Valenzuela’s heavier hands thudding off Colbert’s skull and body began wearing him down. It didn’t help Colbert’s cause to repeatedly find refuge on the ropes. This culminated in a treacherous right hook on the button that left him face down, unconscious and hanging from the bottom rope by his neck. The bout was immediately waved off, awarding the sizzling victory to Valenzuela.

ROBERT GUERRERO REPEATS WIN OVER ANDRE BERTO

After a largely forgettable fight, former welterweight champion Andre “The Beast” Berto (32-6, 24 KO’s) lost a unanimous decision to rival and two-division champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (38-6-1, 20 KO’s) in their eleven and a half year old rematch.

Without question, Berto fought like he’d been out of the ring for the five years that he has. The opening two rounds were a competition to see who could do the least. With the coming of the third however, Guerrero kicked it into a more consistent gear and fought successfully at range. Andre Berto had brief flashes of his old speed. Yet this should not imply that the action was ever all that palatable.

There were a few moments that approached genuine excitement, but for the better part of it, this played out like a parking lot fight between winded soccer dads well past their prime. When the cards were read, The Ghost prevailed to the tune of 98-92 (twice) and 99-91. In his post-fight interview, Guerrero expressed interest in continuing his career and chasing one last title shot.

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