David Benavidez Throws First Pitch At Arizona Diamondbacks Game Ahead Of Interim WBC Title Fight
David Benavidez kicked off his fight week with a ceremonial first pitch.
Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) threw a respectable first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs game on Sunday. He won’t be lumped together with Conor McGregor, 50 Cent and Michael Jordan as the worst first pitchers in MLB history.
“I’m very thankful to the Diamondbacks organization for inviting me to throw out the first pitch at Sunday’s game,” said Benavidez, an Arizona native.
“Receiving a jersey from them is truly a dream come true. I love representing Arizona and I can’t wait to do it in the ring once again on Saturday night. Don’t miss this one, because I’m planning on bringing the heat.”
The 25-year-old is a heavy favorite against David Lemieux (43-4, 36 KOs), who he’ll be taking on for the vacant interim WBC super middleweight title, a title that Benavidez has had twice before.
Benavidez – who holds the record for the youngest super middleweight champion at 21 years old – last fought Kyrone Davis and technically knocked him out in the seventh round.
A win on Saturday would extend his undefeated streak as well as put him in place to potentially face undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez again, which is a fight many fans have been asking for a while.