According to a press release, Morrell, a native Cuban who is now fighting out of the Circle of Discipline gym in Minneapolis, will take part in The Armory’s first boxing match since the pandemic hiatus. The fight will be broadcast live on FOX at 7 p.m.
“I’m very excited to be returning to The Armory, where I’ve never lost,” said Morrell, who holds the regular WBA super middleweight belt. “I trained hard with my Circle of Discipline teammates in Barnum, Minnesota and can’t wait to get back in the ring in Minneapolis.”
Before COVID-19 forced the suspension of personal sporting events, The Armory established itself as one of the elite boxing venues in the United States. The armory was built for the Minnesota National Guard in the 1930s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tickets for the event on June 27th are on sale from Tuesday.
As of 2018, the renovated venue has hosted six nationally televised boxing cards featuring world championship fights and numerous other fights featuring top local, national and international talent.
Morrell (4-0, three KO’s) has appeared on national television in all of his four professional fights. He is also described as a rising star for the sport, according to a press release.
The 23-year-old came to the US in 2019 and immediately became a standout boxer on the amateur scene. He made his professional debut in August 2019 with a TKO victory in the first round.