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David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds

PHOENIX, AZ  - Unbeaten Mexican-American super-middleweight, David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) is eager to stamp his name in the division. 

This past Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Benavidez stopped former undefeated Canadian, Francy Ntetu (16-1, 3 KOs), handing him his first loss of his career.  With the win, Benavidez is looking to climb up the rankings with the hopes of challenging a top contender by the end of the year.
 
"I see myself fighting someone in the top ten by the end of the year," said David Benavidez. "I just beat an undefeated fighter in Ntetu, who pushed me.  I want to fight more guys like him and earn my way to the top.  I know if I continue to win fights, many opportunities will open up for me."

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Benavidez, who campaigns at light-heavyweight and super-middleweight, wants to settle in at 168 pounds.  With a long road ahead of him, Benavidez is ready for the journey.
 
"Although I've had a few fights at light-heavyweight, but my plan is to win a title at super-middleweight.  I have no problem making 168 pounds and that's where I'll be making my march up the rankings.  I have a lot of work to do, but I set the bar high for myself and I won't settle for mediocrity.  I got my eye on all the champions at super-middleweight.  I'm just going to take it one fight at a time."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kennethjohn on 06-28-2016

his promoter demanded the doctor stop the bout. francy sucks but it was going to be a draw. demanding the doctor stop the bout so your own fighter can win by tko. bs. give him a rematch too much corruption

Comment by OctoberRed on 06-28-2016

Needs some more seasoning before facing the big dogs at 168.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 06-28-2016

I think they need to focus on this Benavidez, he's more fan friendly.

Comment by Tom Cruise on 06-28-2016

Good fighter this one. Very natural boxer. Be good to see him at the top of the division. Bit of a success story too iirc, he was once at well over 200lbs and lost a bunch of weight to compete…

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