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David Morrell Jr promises to knock out Sena Agbeko in the middle rounds

David Morrell. Photo credit: Sean Michael Ham/PBC

WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight titleholder David Morrell Jr 9-0 (8) is promising to close the show with a bang when he faces Sena Agbeko 28-2 (22) at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday on the very last bout to be broadcast by Showtime Boxing.

“When you disrespect me, you’re gonna suffer. When you talk like that to my face, now it’s time for the punishment,” the 25-year-old Cuban southpaw said.

“I’m going to knock his ass out in the sixth or seventh round this Saturday night. My Christmas present for him is gonna be a knockout.

“I was ready for him in April and I’m ready for him now. I’ll show him and anyone who doubts me… it’s going to be worse for him now. I’m better now than if we had fought in April. I’m taking him right out now.”

Ghana’s Agbeko, 31, said: “I truly believe that his team thinks I’m a sheep coming to the slaughterhouse. But they don’t know that I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing… this will be the culmination of everything I’ve ever dreamed of.

“It’s been a long 12 years. I’ve trained the whole time like I’m fighting for a world title. To win this fight Saturday night will mean everything to me. I want to add my name to a long line of Ghanaian champions.”

The card will also feature lightweight contenders Chris ‘Primetime’ Colbert 17-1 (6) and Jose ‘Rayo’ Valenzuela 12-2 (8) in a 12-round WBA elimination bout in a rematch of their 10-round bout in March that Colbert won by decision with scores of 95-94 across the board.

“He’s a sore loser, but he comes to fight,” Colbert said. “He’s gonna come to fight. I want to prove to the world and to his fans that he didn’t win. I’m gonna come dominate. I want him to take his loss like a man.”

Valenzuela said: “I’m gonna knock this clown out. It’s over for him. I can see in his eyes that he’s scared. He said he had different plans after the first fight. But he had to come back here to face me.”

In a special attraction, Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero 37-6-1 (20) and Andre Berto 32-5 (24) will square off in a 10-round welterweight bout that will be a rematch of their 2012 fight. It will be Berto’s first fight in five years and Guerrero’s first in two.

“We’re ready to go… the last time we fought, I was really a 135-pounder fighting at 147. I’ve grown into the weight now. It’s gonna be a lot different match now,” said Guerrero, who won their first fight be decision.

Berto said: “I shouldn’t have even stepped into the ring against Guerrero when we first fought I’m on a revenge tour now before I leave this game… I wasn’t in the right space mentally or physically when we first fought. I only gained four pounds after the weigh-in. Even then he barely beat me.”