Can Aidos Yerbossynuly Dethrone David Morrell Jr?
On November 5 in Minneapolis, one of the hottest divisions in boxing, super middleweight, will play host to WBA ‘regular’ champion David Morrell (7-0, 6KO) taking on mandatory challenger Aidos Yerbossynuly (16-0, 11KO).
Yerbossynuly has a decent amateur background and fought on the international circuit. The 30-year-old from Kazakhstan made his professional debut in 2015 with a first-round knockout. He is a good boxer that can fight at mid-range. He uses the jab to get in close to land that right hand.
In addition, his footwork is worth mentioning as he likes to use angles to blindside opponents with punches. This was evident in his last match against Lennox Allen, where he used the angles beautifully to land counters throughout the fight.
Morrell is a special talent that has gone under the radar for far too long. He is a decorated Cuban amateur fighter that has slowly caught the attention of the boxing community. The 24-year-old southpaw has serious pop in both hands and loves landing that laser of a left hand in between his opponent’s guard.
The WBA champion uses his athleticism and footwork to perfection in outmaneuvering his opponents. He is very good at setting up his punch combinations and is relentless in finishing challengers when they are hurt. Furthermore, the Cuban champion is on a four-fight knockout streak.
The early portion of this fight is going to be interesting to watch as both fighters will find success. Yerbossynuly’s movement and pressure will be pivotal in the early portion of the contest. However, Morrell can nullify his opponent’s strength with sharp counters and high ring IQ.
This author believes the WBA champion will score a late stoppage after figuring out the mandatory challenger.
By: Garrisson Bland