Allen/Morrell Jr fight set for July 25

first_img…Florida, Los Angeles possible venues By Rawle Toney GUYANA’s Lennox ‘Too Sharp’ Allen has confirmed that his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight title fight against Cuban David Morrell Jr, will now take place on July 25. Speaking to Chronicle Sport from his base in Brooklyn, New York, Allen revealed that his bout, which was originally set for April 11 at the Armory in Minneapolis, will now be held in either Florida or Los Angeles.According to the 35-year-old Allen, training has been progressing smoothly and he’s all set and ready to step into the ring to face Morrell Jr, and a victory could make him the mandatory challenger to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Callum Smith (WBA Super Champion).Allen had told  Chronicle  Sport that even while in ‘lock-down’, with advice from his team, he stayed in shape by sticking to a specific training regimen.The Allen/Morrell Jr. bout felt the impact of the domino-like effect in cancellation of sporting events because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus.It is not yet known if the fight will take place with fans in attendance, since the latest numbers, despite its rapid decline, has shown that Florida had recorded 75,568 COVID-19 cases, with 2,931 deaths.In Los Angeles, latest figures show 73,018 cases and 2,907 deaths.Allen, the country’s highest ranked/rated fighter on the international scene, vaunts a perfect ring-record of 22 wins, 14 of which came by way of TKO, as well as one draw from his 23 outings.His latest win, a unanimous-decision victory over Derrick Webster, saw him claim the WBA’s gold title at the Super Middleweight division last year.Morrell Jr is the WBA’s No. 3-ranked Super Middleweight contender. A native of Cuba now fighting out of Minneapolis, Morrell recently joined the pro ranks after winning 130 of 132 amateur bouts.last_img

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