Benavidez Backs Himself To Stop Gvozdyk

David Benavidez has backed himself to stop Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their June 15 clash. 

Benavidez fights at 175 for the first time for the WBC Interim Light Heavyweight Title. A win makes him mandatory for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion. That clash takes place on October 12 between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol. Benavidez’s failure to secure the undisputed shot against Canelo Alvarez at 168 makes this fight even more important.

His opponent is 37, with a 20-1 record.16 of those victories were by KO, showing that Gvozdyk is heavy-handed. His only loss came against Beterbiev, who is undefeated. Gvozdyk has stoppages in his last three fights. Benavidez has sparred Gvozdyk, as he recalled testing his chin. Since the Mexican Monster had seven stoppages in his previous eight fights, he expects himself to hurt Gvozdyk. 

“His chin is not all that. I feel his chin is weak, and I tested it in sparring, and I got the fact back. I feel like I’m a different type of fighter. I’ve got a lot of speed, a lot of combinations, and a lot of power. I also have a great jab myself, and not only that. I have the will and determination to show everybody I’m the best in the world,” Benavidez said 


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