The Benavidez household will get to spend the Thanksgiving vacation collectively.
Nevertheless, it received’t be on the dinner desk however within the ring as David and Jose Jr. will land on the identical present.
BoxingScene.com has confirmed that plans are in place for the Benavidez brothers to look in separate bouts as a part of a November 25 Showtime Pay-Per-View rumored to happen in San Antonio, Texas. The 2 main venues to land the occasion are the Frost Financial institution Middle (previously AT&T Middle), dwelling to the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, and the oft-used Alamodome.
David Benavidez will face unbeaten former two-division titlist Demetrius Andrade in an interim WBC tremendous middleweight title battle within the night’s essential occasion. The night’s co-feature will pit comebacking two-division and reigning WBC middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo versus Jose Benavidez Jr.
It’s unclear as this goes to publication if Charlo’s WBC middleweight title will likely be at stake. Jose Jr. isn’t ranked by the WBC at both middleweight or junior middleweight, although such issues have a manner of being shortly sorted out.
Boxing Scene has discovered that the long-parked Rey Vargas-Brandon Figueroa WBC featherweight title consolidation bout can also be rumored to land on this card. Representatives for each fighters have knowledgeable Boxing Scene—on the situation of anonymity—that they have been advised the battle would happen on November 25. There’s additionally the probability of the battle touchdown on a December 9 Showtime Championship Boxing occasion from a location to be decided.
David Benavidez (27-0, 23KOs) made his debut as a PPV headliner in his most up-to-date bout, a twelve-round resolution over Caleb Plant of their March 25 grudge match between former tremendous middleweight titlists. The 26-year-old Phoenix native—now based mostly in Washington state—defended his interim WBC tremendous middleweight belt which will likely be at stake on this present. He stays one in every of three obligatory challengers for the undisputed tremendous middleweight crown.
Andrade (32-0, 19KOs) will face the primary former titlist of his 15-year profession, a shocking statistic given he’s a former two-division titleholder. The Windfall-bred southpaw—who represented the U.S. within the 2008 Beijing Olympics—is 9-0 in title fights spanning junior middleweight and middleweight, although none versus a boxer who’d ever really captured a serious title of their very own.
A battle like this was finally within the playing cards for Andrade as soon as he opted to signal with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). He debuted below creator Al Haymon’s banner earlier this January in a ten-round resolution over Demond Nicholson and has eyed an enormous battle ever since. He superior to the highest of the queue on this matchup as soon as it was discovered that Benavidez was now not on target for a beforehand mentioned pairing with secondary WBA titlist David Morrell.
Charlo (32-0, 22KOs) has not fought since a June 2021 win over Juan Macias Montiel in his hometown of Houston, Texas. A mixture of a previous coaching camp harm together with private points have stored the two-division titlist out of the ring for greater than two years, although he appears to have resolved his psychological well being issues that beforehand held again his ring return.
Jose Benavidez Jr. (28-2-1, 19KOs)—David’s older brother by practically 5 years—earned a fifth-round stoppage win over made-to-order Janjanin on August 12 in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The feat snapped a three-fight winless skid for the previous title challenger, who suffered losses to Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia inside his final three fights unfold out over practically 4 years. Wedged in between was a ten-round draw with Francisco Emanuel Torres on a November 2021 Showtime card in Phoenix which featured David in a seventh-round knockout of Kyrone Davis. The night time marked the final time they’ve appeared on the identical present.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox