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David Benavidez has a New Opponent and Fight Date

Phoenix native David Benavidez has confirmed who and when he will be fighting.

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The date and opponent has been set. The last step is securing the location and venue. This fight between Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade will be for the WBC Interim Super Middleweight title. The winner will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez versus Jermell Charlo fight. There is a lot on the line in this match-up. The winner would be in line for the biggest payday of their career and have a chance to become an undisputed champion.

David Benavidez is 27-0 with 23 knockouts. He has defeated six of his last seven opponents by knockout or technical stoppage. Benavidez’s last five opponents had a combined record of 125-9-3 and he beat all of them with very little resistance. He is the bogeyman of the 168 pound division. If he defeats Andrade, it will be very hard for the champion, whether that is Alvarez or Charlo, to avoid him.

Demetrius Andrade is 32-0 with 19 knockouts. The Rhode Island native has also been very impressive in latest fights. He has won three of his last six fights by knockout. The combined record of his last five opponents is 113-10-3. Andrade has also not really been challenged in those fights. He has been calling out Canelo Alvarez for a long time. A win over Benavidez would put him in the perfect position to finally get that fight. That’s if Alvarez defeats Charlo.

This is the type of fight that boxing fans get excited for. This is type of fight that will have people throwing fight parties at their homes. This is the type of fight that makes boxing great.

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