Morrell Punctuates a Punishing Bout by Stopping Aidos Yerbossynuly!
Rising 168-pound WBA ‘regular’ champion David “Osvary” Morrell (8-0, 7KOs) put his strap on the line against unbeaten Aidos Yerbossynuly (16-1, 11KOs) in the main event on Showtime. The explosive Cuban fighter built up the expectation of a fighter tabbed for great things in boxing.
With fighters such as former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez, former IBF 168-pound champion Caleb Plant, and current WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo on his side of the street, fights with those fighters are very realistic.
As for Yerbossynuly, a pro since 2015, he went into this bout off a solid win over Lennox Allen. While not as well known as his fellow countrymen, unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and WBO middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly, he wanted to make a statement that he should be someone fight fans keep their eyes on.
DOMINATION FROM BEGINNING TO END!
With all eyes on him, WBA ‘regular’ 168-pound champion David Morrell handled his business in dominating fashion. Instead of a quick stoppage victory, the Cuban painfully and methodically broke Aidos Yerbossynuly down!
From the moment the bell rang, Morrell was in go mode! Blessed with fight-ending power, Morrell approached this fight entirely differently than his previous bout. He utilized his jab to set up head-snapping shots and crushing body blows. On top of that, he displayed a high ring IQ that prevented him from being drawn into a firefight with a dangerous opponent.
While Morrell was dominant, Yerbossynuly was able to touch up the Cuban sensation, in particular the fifth. Yerbossynuly was able to land some nice left hooks to the body when Morrell elected to stand with his high guard up. Unfortunately for Yerbossynuly, that would be his only significant amount of success.
A PAINFUL TWELFTH ROUND FOR YERBOSSYNULY!
Busted and bruised up, things would only get worse for Yerbossynuly as he was dropped by a beautiful, hard left hand. Wrestling himself back to his feet, he would have a point deducted by Tony Weeks for excessive holding. Not long after that, Morrell would close the curtains on a terrific performance by launching another concussive right hook that put Yerbossynuly down for good.
With another top-notch performance under his belt against a formidable opponent, it’s truly time for Morrell to step up against the elite fighters in the division.
By: Jerrell Fletcher