David Benavidez Fed Up With The Lack Of Huge Fights At Tremendous Middleweight: “It Would possibly Be Time To Go Up To 175”

Posted on 04/22/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Whereas David Benavidez remains to be within the infancy phases of his profession, at 25 years of age, the Arizona native is craving greater fights and even greater paydays.

Regardless of draping his shoulders with tremendous middleweight gold on two separate events, Benavidez believes there’s a gaping gap in his present resume. In an effort to lure a number of the extra well-established names into the ring with him, Benavidez has carried out his finest to antagonize and provoke numerous fighters. Up till this level, nevertheless, Benavidez’s phrases have fallen on deaf ears.

At this level, Benavidez has grown apoplectic over the unheralded opponents he continues to face. Because the 25-year-old locations his considering cap on, a lightbulb immediately sparkles on. Whereas his choice is to face the highest contenders and present champions in his weight division, if he’s unable to take action, Benavidez reveals that he could be prepared to maneuver on from the tremendous middleweight division and take a look at his hand as a full-fledged mild heavyweight.

“These different fighters that I need to get, Caleb Plant, Charlo, Demetrius Andrade, even when we are able to get Edgar Berlanga in there, if not, it could be time to go as much as 175. I been attempting to make all of those fights occur for an extended, very long time.”

No matter his frustrations, Benavidez is prepared to carry his tongue only a bit longer. On Could twenty first, on the Gila River Area, in Glendale, Arizona, Benavidez will tackle former middleweight champion turned tremendous middleweight contender, David Lemieux. Persevering with his unbeaten streak was all of the motivation Benavidez wanted to immerse himself in a grueling eight-week coaching. Nonetheless, he’s been given a better incentive to select up the victory towards Lemieux.

With the winner of their upcoming bout receiving the WBC interim title, Benavidez not solely views that golden trinket as essential memento but in addition a negotiating chip.

Presently, Canelo Alvarez is holding agency to each main world title at 168 kilos. Nonetheless, ought to Benavidez snag the WBC interim crown, he’ll turn out to be the pound-for-pound star’s necessary challenger. Doing so, unsurprisingly, leaves Benavidez smiling from ear to ear. Nonetheless, the heavy-hitting former titlist isn’t satisfied that he’ll turn out to be the subsequent in line to face Alvarez.

So, with Benavidez having his doubts pertaining to his potential to land the form of big-name fights that may place him in boxing’s highlight, he views a transfer to 175 as not solely a sensible choice, however his just one.

“After I win the WBC interim title, I’ll have somewhat extra leverage. But when I can’t make them occur, it’s as a result of the fighters don’t need to take the struggle with me so it could be time to go as much as 175.”

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