Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Benavidez: I Hope To Fight Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves

By Miguel Rivera

Proud of his Aztec" roots, WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) wants to be the best in his division and face the biggest names, but the fight that most attracts him is a unification against countryman Gilberto "Zurdo "Ramirez, who holds the WBO world title.

"That fight I want the most. In a year it can be done. I think in a year that fight is going to happen," Benavidez told Fox Deportes.

Visiting Mexico City, three days after making the first defense of his world title against Romanian Ronald Gavril, the boxer made it clear that making two more fights this year is his goal, in addition to clashing with the other champions.

ramirez-benavidez

The son of Jose Benavidez, who was born in Arcelia, Guerrero, and brother of the former interim-junior super lightweight champion of the WBA, Jose Benvaidez Jr., the blooming super middleweight indicates that being a world champion has been his dream since a young child.

"I want to fight twice more this year and see if next year that I can fight for another belt or another champion. We'll see what happens. Ramirez is very good and I want that fight, or a fight against [WBA champion] George Groves," Benavidez said.

"The title means a lot to me, I've worked a lot to get here, since I was a child it was a dream and now that I have it I do not want to let it go."

While recovering from the swelling he suffered in his hands after the fight with Gavril, Benavidez made it clear that he could return on a date in June or July, although he expects to get a more solid confirmation from his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz.

Lewkowicz will also try to get his boxer in the ring with Ramirez, who is promoted by Top Rank.

"Benavidez is the WBC champion and that is the only that matters. Until something very important comes up, he will defend this 'green and gold' until the end. If Ramirez is not interested in a unification, [Benavidez] will defend the title," Lewkowicz concluded.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nick_viking on 02-22-2018

I don't feel Groves has many fights left in him, I would think he'll fight in the final of the WBSS (if fit) then against the winner of Degale v Truax. Might sneak in a Benavidez / Zurdo fight before…

Comment by Mrbamladen on 02-22-2018

I'd love to see him vs zurdo. If that can't get made, he should give degale a title shot and beat him in the UK. Call groves out afterwards. Should get good steam going for those two to unify. Especially…

Comment by DuckAdonis on 02-22-2018

If i Was Benavidez i would face someone like The Dirrell Brothers first

Comment by HarvardBlue on 02-22-2018

Benavidez is special. I think he could beat them both.

Comment by Baltimore on 02-22-2018

I like Benavidez’s chances vs anyone in the division. I think he’s the real deal.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Broner Blasts Hearn's Three-Fight, $6.75M Offer as 'Slave Deal' Oscar Valdez's Manager Gives Status on Injury, Ring Return Dejan Zlaticanin Back on June 21, Broadway Boxing in Astoria Hearn Provides Update on Joshua vs. Wilder Negotiations Photos: Lucas Matthysse Putting in Work For Pacquiao Fight Photos: Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell - Final Presser ESPN, UFC Announce and Outline Huge Multi-Year Deal PBC With 3 Hour Memorial Day Weekend Show David Lemieux Wants To Make a Statement in Achour Fight Ivan Dychko vs. Mike Marrone on June 16 in St. Petersburg Lucas Matthysse: I Expect The Same Manny Pacquiao as Always Antonio Tarver Aims To Prove Worth, Win Heavyweight Title Josh Warrington: Lee Selby Refused To See Me After The Fight News: McKenna, Tyrone James, Thomas Essomba, More Micki Nielsen Injury Derails Artur Mann Clash in Hannover Alex Saucedo Wants a Title Shot Soon After Lenny Z Bout Golovkin Signs Up for Advanced VADA Testing, Will Start Soon Loeffler: 'Structure in Place' for Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Deal Warren: Frampton Still Fights on August 18 - But No Warrington McGuigan: Postol is a Very Dangerous Fight For Josh Taylor Hearn: One Thing is Certain - Joshua Wants Wilder Next! Tony Bellew's Trainer: Andre Ward is The Ideal Legacy Fight Lolenga Mock Very Pumped To Face Avni Yilidirim Buboy: Pacquiao's Right Hand is The Weapon For Matthysse Euro News: Kabayal vs. Dimitrenko, Culcay vs. Rodriguez, More Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Purse Bid on Friday Jaime Munguia: Facing Canelo Would Be a Dream Fight For Me WBA's Mendoza Hopes For The Best With Celestino Caballero WBC Prez: Adonis Stevenson Must Face Gvozdyk, But... Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Abner Mares Clash Canelo Set To Return To The WBC's Rankings in June Golovkin-Derevyanchenko: IBF Ruling is Expected Soon Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell Showdown Lands on ESPN+ Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Size Up in Japan Tiara Brown Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Stevenson-Jack Broadcast Peaked at 611,000 Viewers on Showtime Luis Nery vs. Jetro Pabustan is Finalized For June 9 in Tijuana Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement