Professional boxing returns in June at The Armory in downtown Minneapolis
According to a statement, Morrell, a native of Cuba who now fights outside the Circle of Discipline gym in Minneapolis, will take part in the first boxing match hosted at The Armory since the pandemic-induced hiatus. The fight will be broadcast live on FOX at 7 p.m.
“I’m very excited to be going back to The Armory where I’ve never lost,” said Morrell, who holds the WBA regular super middleweight belt. “I trained hard with my Discipline Circle teammates in Barnum, Minnesota, and can’t wait to get back in the ring in Minneapolis.”
Before COVID-19 forced the shutdown of in-person sporting events, The Armory established itself as one of the elite boxing venues in the United States. The Armory was built in the 1930s for the Minnesota National Guard and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tickets for the June 27 event are on sale from Tuesday.
Since 2018, the revamped site has hosted six nationally televised boxing cards featuring world championship bouts and many other bouts involving top local, national and international talent.
Morrell (4-0, three KOs) has appeared on national television in his four professional fights. He is also described as an emerging sports star, according to a statement.
The 23-year-old arrived in the United States in 2019 and immediately became an outstanding boxer on the amateur scene. He made his professional debut in August 2019 with a TKO victory in the first round.