Benavidez Vs. Andrade Officially Confirmed For November 25th
The bout will be for the WBC interim title at super middleweight for the right to face Canelo Alvarez for the undisputed titles. Benavidez has been a mandatory for over a year, but talks over a fight have not proven fruitful as a mandatory has yet to be ordered. The Mexican Monster’s last fight was against the former IBF super middleweight champion, Caleb Plant, as he won via a unanimous decision to retain his interim belt.
Standing in his way this time will be Andrade. The latter is a former two-weight world champion, who won belts at 154 and 160. In addition, Andrade remains unbeaten in a career where the boxer has failed to make the big fights happen. But at the age of 35, Andrade now has the chance to finish the latter part of his career on a high, provided that he can get a win. Andrade has set himself up for the fight with a unanimous-decision win over Demond Nicholson in his last bout.
In chief support, Jermall Charlo will make his long-awaited return to the ring when he takes on Jose Benavidez Jr. The American has not fought not since 2021, when he overcame Juan Macias Montiel. The WBC middleweight champion’s future, though, remained uncertain as he struggled with mental health and personal issues. But rather than being stripped, the WBC supported the boxer who is making his return against a 154-pounder. But provided that Charlo gets the win, the calls on him to face his mandatory, Carlos Adames, will only increase.
Meanwhile, Benavidez Jr.’s form has not been the best of late. His last three fights included two defeats at the hands of Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia. The result was then accompanied by a draw against Francisco Emanuel Torres in between those fights. However, with an action-packed card, all the fighters have everything to play for.