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David Benavidez Requests To Be Reinstated To WBC"s Rankings at 168

Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter for undefeated two-time WBC super middleweight world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, has sent the following letter to the WBC, requesting they reinstate Benavidez into their super middleweight rankings.

After failing to make weight for what would have been his first defense of the WBC strap against Roamer Alexis Angulo on August 15, the WBC graciously installed Benavidez (23-0, 20 KOs) as their #1 contender at the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds.

Benavidez battered, broke down and stopped Angulo inside the distance, in what was the main event from the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

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There are many who felt Benavidez was moving up to pursue another world title.

However, after consulting with physicians in his hometown of Phoenix, Team Benavidez say they’re confident the pandemic played a major role in Benavidez’s weight problems and that 168-pounds is still a safe weight to make for the 23-year-old Benavidez.

Benavidez was stripped of his WBC title by weighing in 2.8 pounds over the super middleweight limit but went on to score a dominating 10th round TKO over Angulo.

Lewkowicz says he’s requesting the WBC place Benavidez in the super middleweight ratings in a position where he can secure an elimination fight and start the road to regaining his championship.

The WBC recently ordered a fight for the vacant belt between mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Marvlus Marv on 08-25-2020

Yea okay, in you go. SMW is a pap division atm so who cares.

Comment by Jab jab boom on 08-25-2020

Imagine if they ranked him #1.....i can see the headlines now: Wbc immediately allows benavidez to fight for the now vacant 168 pound title he once held...... Canelo immediately withdraws his letter of interest to fight for the vacant wbc…

Comment by Doubledagger on 08-25-2020

[QUOTE=Get em up;20725971]I've thought this as well. He could be a threat at 168 if he manages to beat Dervy into submission and if little Charlo beats Rosario he could move up to 160 and kind of fall into place.…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 08-25-2020

[QUOTE=Get em up;20726207]Where did it state he came in at heavyweight on fight night? Can you post the link?[/QUOTE]Lol they are just reaching dude making it seem like Angulo didn't rehydrate 20 pounds either and come in at Cruiser they…

Comment by Get em up on 08-25-2020

[QUOTE=GBP4LIFE;20726057]He screwed the WBC twice and then didn’t bother to not come in at heavyweight on fight night disrespecting the WBC even further.. go get ranked in the IBF[/QUOTE] Where did it state he came in at heavyweight on fight…

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