Former two-time WBC tremendous middleweight winner David Benavidez weighed in at 169 lbs and his opponent Kyrone Davis at 167.75 lbs for their battle this Saturday night.
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Benavidez (24-, 21 KOs) had a pound to spare from the normal 168-lb limit for the pounds course thanks to this struggle currently being a non-title contest.
Benavidez and his replacement opponent Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) will be meeting a 10 round bout on SHOWTIME at the Footprint Middle in Phoenix, Arizona.
The 24-yr-old #1 WBC ranked Benavidez demands an extraordinary acquire to maintain the force on WBC tremendous middleweight winner Canelo Alvarez to consider him as an option for his subsequent combat.
It’s not so much Canelo making the final decision to battle Benavidez centered on a statement acquire, but rather the stress coming from the boxing community for him to make the combat.
In the end, it is possible that Canelo will decide on to go in a different direction relatively than getting the dangerous combat with Benavidez next.
But for Benavidez’s sake, he wants a massive knockout victory to guarantee that the Entire world Boxing Council orders the combat with Canelo faster relatively than later.
Benavidez stated this week that if he has to go by Anthony Dirrell and Jermall Charlo to earn a battle with Canelo that he’s inclined to do so. Benavidez now knocked out Dirrell in the ninth spherical in September 2019, and he’s been striving to get a battle with Jermall but with no luck.
This is Benavidez’s second struggle considering that dropping his WBC 168-lb title on the scales past 12 months in August for his title protection against Roamer Alexis Angulo.
Benavidez explained that currently being in the bubble created it tricky for him to take the excess weight off all through the 7 days of the struggle, which manufactured it difficult to time off the remaining pounds.
In his past fight, Benavidez stopped Ronald Ellis in the 11th spherical final March.
That match was a serious war from get started to complete, but Benavidez wore Ellis was down finally and took him out with a flurry of shots in the 11th. Ellis is arguably a substantially greater fighter than Kyrone Davis, but which is predicted he was not a alternative.
On the undercard, welterweight Jose Benavidez (27-1, 18 KOs0 weighed in at 158 3/4 lbs for his 10 round bout against junior middleweight Francisco Emanuel Torres (17-3, 5 KOs). Torres weighed in at 157 lbs.
Whole weights for the card:
Super Middleweight Main Occasion Bout – 10 Rounds
David Benavídez* – 169 lbs.
Kyrone Davis – 167 ¾ lbs.
*In addition one particular-pound allowance for a non-title bout
Referee: Wes Melton Judges: Dennis O’Connell (Ariz.), Rubin “Rocky” Taylor (Ariz.), Chris Wilson (Ariz.)
Tremendous Welterweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Jose Benavídez, Jr.* – 158 ¾ lbs.
Emanuel Torres* – 157 ½ lbs.
*Contracted highest weight is 159 lbs.
Referee: Chris Flores Judges: Dennis O’Connell (Ariz.), Rubin “Rocky” Taylor (Ariz.), Chris Wilson (Ariz.)