Timeframe For David Benavidez’s Return Revealed
Fight fans haven’t seen David Benavidez in action since August 2020 but the wait is almost over.
In Benavidez’s last fight, he shared the ring with Roamer Alexis Angulo. Benavidez stopped Angulo before the 11th round could begin. This would’ve been a successful WBC Super-Middleweight Title defense for Benavidez but he missed weight. He ended up being stripped of the gold.
Benavidez’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, told BoxingScene.com that “El Bandera Roja” will be back in action about two months from now.
“He will fight in March. We are working on opponents now, but it will definitely be at super middleweight.”
Lewkowicz went on to say that Benavidez is doing what he needs to do to get back in the title picture at super-middleweight.
“David is very hard at work, he knows what’s at stake. So, we know when he’s fighting; we just don’t know who. We don’t want an opponent—we are looking for a good challenger. He needs to make 168 pounds to prove that he is ready to once again become super middleweight champion. And of course, he needs the right challenger to get him to the title.”
Up to this point, Benavidez has amassed a perfect pro boxing record of 23-0. He’s garnered 20 knockouts along the way. He’s beaten the likes of Anthony Dirrell and Ronald Gavril.