David Benavidez – David Lemieux Preview

Posted on 05/21/2022

By: Sean Crose

It needs to be an thrilling Saturday night time of boxing, as outstanding tremendous middleweight David Benavidez takes on longtime common contender David Lemieux on the Gila River Area in Glendale, Arizona. The scheduled 12 spherical bout will probably be for the WBC Interim World Tremendous Middleweight Title and would be the principal occasion of a Showtime card that can start airing stay at 10 PM japanese time. If something, this struggle ought to carry with it leisure worth, as each males know learn how to carry the warmth. Neither, frankly, is apt to be in a boring struggle. On high of that, there’s loads on the road for each imply heading into tonight’s battle.

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Benavidez is an enormous puncher searching for an enormous struggle. He’s wished a bit of Canelo for some time now and definitely wouldn’t thoughts squaring off in opposition to Caleb Plant. He’s not going through a lightweight contact in Lemieux nonetheless, a tough hitting Canadian who likes to brawl. If the yr 2022 has proven us something thus far, it’s that followers ought to all the time be prepared for the sudden. With that in thoughts, nonetheless, Benavidez is clearly and rightfully the favourite strolling into this night’s match. Being eight years youthful, two and a half inches taller, and maybe even extra highly effective than Lemieux makes it exhausting to wager in opposition to the Phoenix native.

But Lemieux has one thing in his possession that Benavidez doesn’t – huge struggle expertise. Whereas the undefeated Benavidez has knocked out all however three of his twenty-five opponents, Lemieux all through the course of his forty-three struggle profession has confronted names like Golovkin and Saunders. What’s extra, though the Montreal primarily based fighter has 4 loses on his resume, these loses both got here from high names, occurred over a decade in the past, or each. Such issues matter, or a minimum of they actually can within the ring.

Benavidez final fought again in November when he stopped Kyrone Davis in seven. Lemieux was final in motion nearly a yr in the past, when he stopped David Zegarra in two again in June (whether or not or not ring rust performs an element in Lemieux’s efficiency this night stays to be seen). In fact, this single struggle will dictate the way forward for every man’s profession. A loss for Lemieux may properly trigger irreversible injury to the thirty three yr previous’s future ring prospects. As for the twenty-five yr previous Benavidez, a loss would injury his fame at a time when he desires to look as near indestructible as potential with a purpose to earn huge cash fights. Every fighter has loads driving on this one.

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