However, such a fight did not materialize, as the Mexican decided to face Jermell Charlo on September 30th, 2023.
Benavidez has already reached the heights, having been a two-time champion in the super-middleweight division only to lose the belts twice.
One one occasion Benavidez failed a test for cocaine, while on the other occasion, he did not make weight.
David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade are in the process of finalizing a deal for a super middleweight fight on PPV in the fall in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN. Intriguing showdown for one of boxing’s best talents, who’s coming off a career-best win, a decision over Caleb Plant.…
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 9, 2023
However, facing Andrade will not be a walkover. Andrade is also a former two-time world champion at 154 and 160.
Therefore, facing Benavidez at 168 will be something new, especially since he is 34-years-old.
The star’s slick style and boxing IQ may pose some troubles for the ‘Mexican Monster’ who is known for putting fighters under pressure with high volume and body work.
With that being said, the boxing community on social media were looking forward to such a bout.
Social Media Reaction
What a fight the Mexican monster Benavidez vs the boogeyman Andrade 😂🥊
— Hamed (@HamedBoxing) August 9, 2023
— Nahman (@nahman55803) August 9, 2023
Another good fight. Bar the heavyweights boxing flying this year
— A Sporting Take (@asportingtake) August 9, 2023