Benavidez To Return On March 16th

Another fight has been added to March 16th’s card at AT&T Stadium, as WBC super middleweight “champion in recess” David Benavidez will return to the ring on the Mikey Garcia-Errol Spence Jr. undercard.

This will be Benavidez first fight since stopping Ronald Gavril in a rematch of their 2017 showdown, and was set to face Anthony Dirrell later on in the year. Benavidez would have that title shot derailed after testing positive for cocaine a short time later, being stripped of the WBC title.

Benavidez is now the mandatory challenger for whoever walks out of the Dirrell and Avni Yildrim fight for the vacant title on February 23rd.

 

Initial Report: ESPN

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