Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

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.

david-benavidez (4)_6

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

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (20)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Luis Ortiz Warns Andy Ruiz: I'm No Joshua - Fight Me! Carlos Castro Back in Action at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Jamal James Aims To Shine Against Thomas Dulorme on April 11 Arum: Davison Doesn't Have Knowledge To Be Fury's Chief Second In Fight Like This Manuel Charr vs. Trevor Bryan - Purse Bid on March 2 Wilder's Co-Trainer Predicts KO Victory in Seven, Eight Rounds Wallin: My Fight With Fury Should've Been Stopped On Cuts Arum Believes Jarrell Miller Didn't Know He Was Putting PEDs In System Deontay Wilder: Legacy Is More Important Than The Business BoxingScene Television Pick of The Week - February 21 MTK Golden Contract: Tyrone McCullagh Says He Has Nothing To Lose Lennox Lewis: Wilder is #1 Heavyweight, Fury #2 - Joshua is 3! Arum Reacts To NSAC Barring Wilder-Fury Face-Off at Weigh-In Wilder Co-Trainer Breaks Down Tyson Fury Rematch Caleb Plant Discusses Canelo, Benavidez Fights MTK Golden Contract: Ryan Walsh Eyeing WBO Title Shot Arum More Confident Than Ever Wilder-Fury II Will Do 2 Million PPV Buys Whyte: Fury Shoving Match Staged - Wilder is Joke, Fraud, Liar Manny Robles on Andy Ruiz Leaving, Wilder-Fury, More WBC Prez Talks Canelo, Wilder-Fury, Loma-Lopez Charles Martin: I'll Stop Washinton in Four, Take on Whole Division Warren: NSAC Decision To Axe Wilder-Fury Face-Off is Stupid! Telemundo Weights From Miami: Gonzalez 108, Juarez 107.8 Tim Bradley Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Wilder: Fury Switched Trainers Because He's Nervous, Concerned Fundora-Lewis, Imam-Molina, Matias-Ananyan - Face-Offs Brandun Lee vs. Camilo Prieto Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, March 13 Emanuel Navarrete, Jeo Santisima - Face-Off at Presser Charles Martin, Gerald Washington - Face-Off at Presser Michael Hunter Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Max Kellerman Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Alejandra Jimenez - B-Sample Comes Back Positive Tagoe vs. Perez Tops March 12 Card on UFC Fight Pass Keith Hunter Vows That Malik Hawkins is Going Down on ShoBox Ramirez-Alvarez WBO Title Eliminator: Top Rank Lone Bidder Fury: This Is Not A Racial War, It's Two Heavyweights Going Toe-To-Toe Euro News: Johnson-Mikhalkin, Helenius, Duhaupas, More Arum: Joshua's Not An Elite Fighter; Will Fight Rest Of His Career Scared Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce - Now For Vacant EBU Title Plant: I Want Benavidez Fight, But I'm Not Waiting On Anybody
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement