David Morrell vs Kalvin Henderson Preview June 4th, 2022
Undefeated regular WBA Super Middleweight Champion David Morrell of Cuba will be battling it out with Kalvin Henderson of Fort Worth, Texas this Saturday, June 4th in Morrell’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 12-round bout can be seen live in America on Showtime while fans in Canada can catch it on TSN 5. Morrell last fought in December when he Alantez Fox in the fourth round. Henderson last boxed in October when he stopped Robert Burwell in the second round.
Morrell vs Henderson Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Kalvin Henderson +1000
- David Morrell -2000
The 24-year-old southpaw Morrell is well known for his amateur exploits as he compiled a 130–2 record and captured gold medals at the 2016 Youth World Championships, the 2017 Cuban National Championships and the India Open International Boxing Tournament in 2018 in the light heavyweight division. Morrell made his pro debut in August, 2019 when he stopped Yendris Rodriguez Valdez in just 65 seconds and has boxed just 23 rounds since.
He stopped Quinton Rankin in the second round three months later before beating Lennox Allen by unanimous decision for the interim title. He’s defended it by stopping Mike Gavronski in the third round and Mario Cazares in the first round before before halting Fox. Morrell now stands at a perfect 6-0 with 5 Ko’s.
It’s obvious that he has excellent power in his punches as he boasts a current knockout ratio of 83.3 per cent. Morrell also has good size as he stands 6-feet-1-inch tall with a reach of 78.5 inches. Like most Cuban national champions, Morrell is a polished boxer with plenty of skills and could potentially land some big-money fights in the future as he’s hoping to land a bout with WBC interim boss David Benavidez.
As for Henderson, Fox, he’s 31 years old and enters the contest with a mark of 15-1-1 with 11 Ko’s. He made his pro debut in 2016 after a short amateur career where he once beat Shane Mosley Jr. He has 68 rounds of pro experience under his belt and won the vacant UBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Title in 2018 when he stopped Brandon Robinson in seven rounds.
Henderson’s taking a step up in class this weekend though as he’s never faced a legitimate top-10 contender as of yet. His lone defeat came at the hands of Isiah Steen by 10-round unanimous decision last July and his draw was a an eight-round affair with Genc Pllana in 2019. In fact, just nine of his 17 opponents have had winning records.
At 6-feet tall with a 73-inch reach, Henderson gives up an inch in height and 5.5-inches in reach to Morrell. He also has pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 64.7 per cent. He’s a durable boxer with a good chin and it’s sure to be tested by Morrell on the weekend. On a side note, Henderson worked as a boxing judge in 2021 and judged 14 pro bouts last year.
Many fans aren’t really too familiar with Morell and Henderson, but Morrell is a good-looking prospect who already holds a fringe world title. He’s a power puncher with a fan-friendly style and enters this fight with a big edge in reach. Henderson’s a tough guy, but I’m expecting Morrell to take care of him in the ring this weekend. .
Morrell’s too skilled and powerful for Henderson.
Play: Morrell -2000 @ BetOnline.ag
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