Morrell Jr Vs. Agbeko: Start Time, TV Schedule, Ring Walks
David Morrell Jr., the undefeated WBA Super Middleweight Champ and Minneapolis darling, is ready to rumble with knockout artist Sena Agbeko. This mega-fight is headlining a SHOWTIME® extravaganza on December 16, all happening at The Armory in Minneapolis.
In the co-main event, Chris Colbert and Jose Valenzuela are set for a clash in a 12-round WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator. Plus, WBC Flyweight World Champion Julio Cesar Martinez is set to defend his title against the undefeated Angelino Cordova. And, as if that wasn’t enough excitement, former world champs Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Andre Berto are set for a 10-round welterweight rematch in a special telecast opener. Mark this: it’s SHOWTIME SPORTS®’s final boxing telecast after a legendary 37-year run.
Tickets are flying off the shelves, available at the Armory and through Ticketmaster.
Morrell, a Cuban star who’s made Minneapolis his boxing home, has been demolishing opponents left and right. His recent knockout of Olympic Bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao was nothing short of jaw-dropping. The man trains in Texas with the famous coach Ronnie Shields and has been on a knockout spree in 2022.
Morrell’s journey from Cuba to the professional boxing scene in Minneapolis is a testament to his dedication and hard work. His style is a blend of technical prowess and raw power, making him a thrilling fighter to watch. His ability to deliver crushing knockouts speaks volumes about his strength and skill.
Training under the guidance of Shields, Morrell has honed his abilities to a fine edge. His performances in the ring are a clear display of his hard work and commitment to the sport. Each fight he takes on is not just a battle; it’s a showcase of his evolving skill set, his strategic mind, and his unwavering determination.
Morrell’s rapid rise in just a few professional fights is remarkable. Capturing an interim title early in his career and consistently dominating in his subsequent bouts, he has proven that he’s not just a promising talent but a serious threat to anyone in his division. His dedication to his craft, his ability to adapt and overcome in the ring, and his impressive knockout record make him a standout athlete in boxing.
Morrell himself is pumped for the big night, ready to dazzle his home crowd and take down Agbeko, who he says has been calling him out. It’s personal, and he’s dedicating this fight to his family and fans.
Agbeko, hailing from Ghana and now based in Nashville, is on a hot winning streak, with recent victories under his belt. He’s determined to make this fight against Morrell a career-defining moment and etch his name in the super middleweight elite.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s own Chris Colbert is looking to quiet his critics and show there are different levels in boxing. And Jose Valenzuela, after nearly taking Colbert out in their first encounter, is itching to finish the job this time around.
On the flyweight scene, Martinez is gearing up for a fantastic performance, aiming to unify titles next year. But first, he’s got to get past the formidable Cordova, who’s ready to showcase his skills and grab the WBC Flyweight World Champion title.
And let’s not forget about the veterans – Guerrero and Berto. These two are ready to recreate their epic 2012 battle. Guerrero is all about giving fans a thrilling show, while Berto is determined to right past wrongs, just like he did with Victor Ortiz.
This Saturday, December 16, The Armory in Minneapolis is set to erupt with the heat of boxing as former world champion Alberto Puello and the undefeated Ector Madera headline an eight-round super lightweight extravaganza. This Premier Boxing Champions event is not just another fight night – it’s a showdown that’ll set the SHOWTIME BOXING COUNTDOWN show ablaze.
Streaming live on SHOWTIME SPORTS YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page, the event will also showcase middleweights Kyrone Davis and Cruse Stewart clashing in an eight-rounder. Plus, light heavyweight contender Lawrence King throws down with Alex Theran in a six-round bout. Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, the award-winning MORNING KOMBAT hosts, will be guiding you through every punch and parry.
And that’s just for starters. The main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® features David Morrell Jr., the undefeated WBA Super Middleweight Champion and local hero, going toe-to-toe with knockout artist Sena Agbeko. It’s all kicking off at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Grab your tickets for this epic night of fisticuffs, brought to you by TGB Promotions and Warriors Boxing. They’re up for grabs at the Armory and through Ticketmaster.
Puello (21-0, 10 KOs), fresh off snagging the WBA Super Lightweight World Championship, is back to put his title on the line against California’s own Madera (11-0, 6 KOs). Madera, who’s been throwing fists professionally since 2016, is stepping up his game to take on Puello, a force to be reckoned with in the ring.
Davis (17-3-1, 6 KOs) is all set to add another win to his record after dominating Cristian Fabian Rios earlier this year. He’s training under the eagle eye of Stephen “Breadman” Edwards in Philadelphia and is ready to rumble with Stewart (8-2, 6 KOs), who’s itching for a comeback after a couple of tough losses.
King (13-1, 11 KOs), a sparring partner of none other than Canelo Alvarez, is on a hot streak with nine consecutive wins. He’s facing Colombia’s Theran (23-12, 15 KOs), a seasoned fighter with a decade in the ring.
The undercard’s not to be missed either. Junior middleweight Joey Spencer faces Argentina’s Marcelo Bzowski. Plus, Michael Angeletti, Shawn McCalman, and Jose Chollet are ready to put their undefeated records on the line.
Mayweather Promotions is also throwing some of its best talent into the mix, with John Easter and Charles Harris Jr. stepping into the ring for some electrifying bouts.
Morrell vs. Agbeko Fight Details & Start Time
Date and Venue: The fight between David Morrell and Sena Agbeko is scheduled for Saturday, December 16, at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Start Time: The broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET (2 a.m. UK on Sunday). The main event featuring Morrell and Agbeko is expected to begin at approximately 11 p.m. ET (4 a.m. UK on Sunday), although this may change based on the undercard fights.
Broadcasting Channels: In the U.S., the fight will be shown on Showtime. The UK broadcaster has not been announced yet.
- David Morrell: Cuban, born January 18, 1998, height 6′ 1″, reach 78.5″, record 9-0 (8 KOs).
- Sena Agbeko: Ghanaian, born March 1, 1992, height 6′ 0″, reach 74.5″, record 28-2 (22 KOs).
Additional Fights on the Card:
- Chris Colbert vs. Jose Valenzuela (Lightweight)
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Angelino Cordova (WBC World Flyweight Title)
- Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto (Welterweight)
- Alberto Puello vs. Ector Madera (Super Lightweight)
- Kyrone Davis vs. Cruse Stewart (Middleweight)
- Michael Angeletti vs. Angel Antonio Contreras (Bantamweight)
- Shawn McCalman vs. Cristian Olivas (Super Middleweight)
- Joseph Spencer vs. Marcelo Fabian Bzowski (Middleweight)
- Charles Harris Jr. vs. Marlin Sims (Lightweight)
- Lawrence King vs. Alex Theran (Light Heavyweight)