After a planned April bout was cancelled, Ghana super middleweight contender Sena Agbeko will fight Cuban boxer David Morrell Jnr. in December.
The rescheduled Agbeko-Morrell matchup takes place on December 16 at a yet-to-be-determined location. The bout will headline TV network Showtime’s final boxing event.
The original bout was called off due to medical concerns for Agbeko that prevented the Nevada Sorts Commission from giving him a license to fight on the Ryan Garcia-Gervonta Davis fight card on April 22 in Las Vegas.
Agbeko lashed out at the decision and called out the authorities publicly while tagging Morrell a “coward” who ducked the fight.
David Morrell, Jr. knocked Yamaguchi Falcao out (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Morrell fought Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao instead of Agbeko and scored a knockout win while Agbeko scored a technical knockout win over Bruno Leonardo Romay in October.
Agbeko in action against Isaiah Steen
The winner of the bout gets into the mix of challengers for top-rated fighters like Caleb Plant, Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo with Canelo Alvarez set to fight David Benavidez.
31-year-old Agbeko has 28 wins and two losses in his career while highly rated 25-year-old Morrell has nine wins in his nine-fight professional career.