Kyrone Davis Replaces Jose Uzcategui In David Benavidez Bout
David Benavidez has a new opponent.
Benavidez is set to face Kyrone Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) on November 13 after his homecoming foe, Jose Uzcategui, pulled out of the fight. Uzcategui was forced to withdraw for testing positive for a banned performance enhancer.
Davis is not a well-known name in the industry. The Delaware fighter is 3-1-1 in his last five.
With Benavidez vs Uzcategui announced, the odds were heavily in favor of Benavidez. They are now probably more in favor of Benavidez if not equal.
The fight will be hosted at Footprint Center at the Suns home arena in downtown Phoenix. The winner of the showdown is likely to take on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if he beats Caleb Plant, like he is expected to.
Alvarez will have the final say on whether he wants to take on Benavidez, but his latest statement has hinted at a possible showdown.
“Right now, I am 100-percent focused on this fight,” the Mexican star said. “Then we will see. If it’s right, no problem.”
As for Benavidez, he wants to knock out his opponent to make a case for the biggest fight of his career.
“I’m always looking for a spectacular knockout. That’s just the way I train. I put my heart and soul into camp. No matter what fight might be on the horizon, it doesn’t change the way I prepare,” he said in a virtual media conference last week.