Benavidez’s last bout was against Caleb Plant in March as he beat the former IBF super-middleweight champion via a unanimous decision. That made the ‘Mexican Monster’ the WBC mandatory for Canelo Alvarez. However, the undisputed champion chose to face Jermell Charlo instead, as they will fight on September 30th, 2023.
In contrast, Andrade is a two-weight world champion at 154 and 160 pounds. His IQ has often been credited for making him a dangerous fighter, but in Benavidez, he will have to overcome a much bigger fighter. Andrade’s last fight was a unanimous-decision victory over Demond Nicholson in January. And with both fighters being undefeated, there is plenty on the line. A victory will put the winner in line for a mandatory shot against Canelo.
BREAKING: David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade will be taking place on November 24th in Las Vegas for the WBC Interim Super Middleweight Championship on Showtime PPV #BenavidezAndrade #PBC #Boxing pic.twitter.com/zDPFvwUU9W
— Ape Shit Boxing (@ApeShitBoxing) September 20, 2023
Social Media Reaction
Gotta roll with my boy benavidez
— coachk36 (@coachk361) September 20, 2023
I got benavidez . Andrade just doesn’t impress me at all . I haven’t seen him do anything that gave me that vibe that he’s got a chance
— Bear (@iambearlee) September 21, 2023
David might not feel so motivated for this one and we all know Andrade will be ready because the man needs to recoup all that money he’s been spending to go to Canelos fights. David will underestimate Boo Boo like his brother underestimated Bud.
— Miguel González Jr (@im_ilegal) September 21, 2023