The WBC super middleweight interim belt will be on the line with the winner becoming the mandatory for Canelo Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title. Benavidez enters the fight, with a win over the former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant. As for Andrade, the two-weight world champion arrives into the bout with a victory over Demond Nicholson. Benavidez’s ability to overpower his opponents will be up against Andrade’s awkward style, partly due to his southpaw stance.
In the co-main event, Jermall Charlo and Jose Benavidez Jr, battle in a fight at 163 pounds. Charlo makes his first appearance in over two years after his mental health struggles, as he aims to secure a win and dispel any worries over his form and mindset. In contrast, Benavidez Jr. will want to end a run of poor form that has resulted in two wins out of his last four bouts.
“I agreed to this fight with Andrade because he’s the hardest. Other than myself, he’s the best in the division. He’s the hardest task besides Canelo, so I want to challenge myself. I really do want to be the best, and I’m telling you guys that I don’t want there to be a doubt in anyone’s head that I’m the best at the super middleweight division.
“That’s exactly what I’m going to do…To be honest with you, I’m not worried about Canelo. I’m not worried about anybody. My job is to clear out the division, and that’s exactly what I intend on doing. I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to be the best in the division. This is the start of the Benavídez era…I’m going for a knockout Saturday night,” Benavidez
“I’m ready to rumble. I feel great. We’re going to put on a great show. It’s me again, baby. It’s showtime…I’m going to frustrate him. You’ll see on Saturday night. When he’s not able to do what he wants to do, it’s going to play into my advantage,” Andrade
“I’ve got him shook. He’s shook right now. He doesn’t know what to expect. He can’t size me up. He doesn’t know where I’m at in my mind. He doesn’t know where I’m at physically. It’s going to be a fight. It’s going to be a war…I’m going to break him down inside the ring and outside the ring. I’m going to make sure I keep doing what I’m doing. In 2024, I’m going to give you all a lot more action and a lot more Jermall Charlo. I’m the new Jermall,” Charlo
“I’ll leave all of the talking in the ring. I don’t really care what Charlo is doing, what people think, I’m ready. I’m going to show him who the real champion is at 160. I’m going to show the world what I’m made of…I’m going to take Charlo out. I’m going to stop him. One hundred percent guaranteed. I’ll put money on it,” Benavidez Jr.
Where To Watch Info
For fans in the U.S. the event is available on Showtime PPV beginning at 8pm ET/5PT. Outside the U.S, the fight is available on FIGHT SPORTS and FIGHT SPORTS MAX in the following territories.
FIGHT SPORTS NETWORK:
Pan-Asia-Pacific (excluding China, Australia, New Zealand)
India + Sub-Continent
Middle East/North Africa
Angola, Mozambique, Cape VerdE
FIGHT SPORTS MAX:
India and Sub-Continent