The World Boxing Association (WBA) published its August ranking and the eighth month award goes to Cuba’s Osvary David Morrell as the Boxer of the Month and his fellow countryman Erislandy Lara as the Honorable Mention.

Morrell made history by winning the Interim Super Middleweight belt in just his third professional fight. The 22-year-old fighter faced Guyanese Lennox Allen on August 8 in Los Angeles and defeated him by unanimous decision to take the title.

Morrell’s feat in achieving this in his third fight is matched by Vasyl Lomachenko and Saensak Muangsurin.

For his part, Lara defended his 154-pound crown for the first time with a wide unanimous decision against Greg Vendetti last weekend. The southpaw boxer brought out all his class and experience to dominate all the rounds and remain champion of the category.

This month’s rankings and moves can be reviewed through the pioneer organization’s website in the corresponding section.

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