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David Benavidez Expects Fireworks "All Night" Against Dirrell

Former WBC super middleweight world champion David Benavidez, 22-years-old, already has dreams of entering the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Benavidez made his first visit to the IBHOF last weekend in Canastota, New York. His promoter Sampson Lewkowicz was at his side.

The young boxer has already begun training for a planned fall showdown with current WBC super middleweight champ Anthony Dirrell.

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According to Lewkowicz, the young boxer held a couple of public sparring sessions and battered three different boxers.

“Everyone thought he was showing off. But it was three guys trying to beat David. It was crazy,” Lewkowicz told Premier Boxing Champions. “One was a heavyweight who quit in the third round because he couldn’t take any more punishment. The second guy he was toying with, and the third guy he left bleeding from the nose and mouth. He beat up the three of them.”

Benavidez lost his title when he tested positive for cocaine and was stripped. The vacant belt was later captured by Dirrell.

Lewkowicz believes Benavidez grew up in the aftermath.

“He was a real man when he publicly apologized to the fans and the people and to our industry that he made a mistake. And that is the defining moment for him,” Lewkowicz said.

Benevidez, who back in March demolished J'Leon Love, expects a real fight with Dirrell

“It’s going to be a great fight. He’s a great champion, but I feel like I’m still the champion because I never got beat for my belt,” Benavidez says. “It’s basically going to be champion versus champion and you can expect fireworks all night long.

“We’re right back in contention for a world title, so everything is playing how it’s supposed to play, and I’m learning from my mistakes, and I’m getting older, and wiser and continuing to work harder. I’m getting stronger through the years, mentally and physically.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by OPS on 06-21-2019

Hell, where in the world is Jose benavidez. Did Crawford retire this guy. After that knockout I have not heard a peep from this guy. #PrideGoethBeforeDestruction ##BigFacts

Comment by aztec_warriors on 06-20-2019

I wanna see Dirrell’s cousin or uncle try to sucker punch Benavidez... let’s see how that turns out

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 06-20-2019

Easy work for Benavidez!! Dirrel was always overrated.

Comment by Southpawology on 06-20-2019

Hopefully dirrell still has Dr. Shawhigh as his doctor hes gonna need one after

Comment by DuckAdonis on 06-20-2019

Is this fight confirmed? This is Dirrells retirement right here

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