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David Benavidez: I'll Fight Anybody To Get Back To The Spot I Was

David Benavidez kept his unbeaten record intact after 23 fights with a dominating performance against Alexis Angulo in the main event of on Saturday night from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the Showtime televised tripleheader card, the 23-year-old Benavídez (23-0, 20 KOs) – who lost his WBC world title belt on the scale on Friday – scored a stoppage victory against the former world title challenger Angulo (26-2, 22 KOs), whose corner threw in the towel after the 10th round. 

“I rate myself a solid eight,” Benavidez said.

“I could have done some stuff better, but overall it was a great performance. I didn’t want to go too fast and leave myself exposed for some big shots. He’s a heavy puncher. But like I said, I like to do the stuff that nobody has ever done. Nobody has ever stopped him and I’m pretty sure nobody is ever going to make him look like that again. I demolished him from round one to round 10.”

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A seven-year pro at the age of 23, Benavidez landed 56 percent of his power punches in the fight and averaged 29 of 70 punches thrown per round. Benavidez closed the show by landing a career high 54 punches in round 10. 

Colombia’s Angulo, now fighting out of Miami, Fla., entered his second world title opportunity riding a three-fight winning streak, but was unable to come counter anything Benavidez threw at him. 

Benavidez said he was disappointed and embarrassed by not making the 168-pound weight limit on Friday.

“Everything everyone said about me is true,” Benavidez said. “I should be a professional and come in on weight, but this time I couldn’t do it. It’s my first time not making weight in eight years of being a professional.”

“I really have to talk to my promoter to see what’s next,” Benavidez added. “I’ll fight anybody to get back to the spot I was. You could see by this performance tonight, I could put on a great performance against anybody and people will pay to see that. I’m probably going to go right back into training camp to make sure I don’t miss weight.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by j0zef on 09-10-2020

The sad thing with Benavidez is that it honestly sounds like not his fault. Bad planning by his team, and unforeseen circumstances in a new environment. Not having a sauna available, etc. Of course since he's screwed up previously with…

Comment by Califire209 on 09-10-2020

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20710451]I don`t believe that would happen. Bivol is more skilled guy, better boxer.[/QUOTE] Beterbiev just whipped a really skilled fighter that Teddy Atlas trained and brutally broken down, I don't see any problem with him taking out Bivol who struggled…

Comment by Satir on 08-17-2020

logically he shouldnt be able to fight Yildirim for the vacant belt next without being penalized somehow by WBC for missing weight, but Benavitez-Yildirim must be a done deal already, so even if he comes heavy again, Yildirim is gonna…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 08-17-2020

[QUOTE=Califire209;20709703]Beterbiev will KO Bivol[/QUOTE] I don`t believe that would happen. Bivol is more skilled guy, better boxer.

Comment by GBP4LIFE on 08-17-2020

Move up to 175.. Canelo would slaughter you at 168..

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