David Benavidez is widely regarded as one of the best fighters in the Super Middleweight division. At just the age of 25, Benavidez has already held the WBC Super Middleweight title twice. Interestingly, he was stripped of his title on both occasions.
His first title run lasted from September 2017 to September 2018. The WBC Super Middleweight title was eventually stripped of him as a result of a positive drug test which revealed the use of cocaine.
However, he was handed a suspension of four months and eventually got a title shot again in September 2019 against Anthony Dirrell. David Benavidez defeated Dirrell to get his hands on the WBC Super Middleweight title again. But, his second title run also ended in a rather distasteful manner.
The 25-year-old was stripped of his WBC Super Middleweight title for the second prior to his 2020 bout against Roamer Alexis Angulo. This was a result of him missing weight before his fight and the WBC had to make the decision of taking his title away from him. This meant that even if Benavidez ended up winning the bout, he wouldn’t retain the title.
When is David Benavidez fighting again?
As mentioned earlier, the Mexican is one of the most promising fighters in the Super Middleweight division. Benavidez was last seen in action against Kyrone Davis back in November last year. Since then, he has been urging for another go at the title.
As of now, the WBC Super Middleweight title is held by Canelo Alvarez. He might have to vacate his title as he is preparing to fight Dmitry Bivol again. As a result, Benavidez could very well be fighting again for the vacant world title.
However, David Benavidez must successfully conquer a final challenge before getting a shot at the WBC Super Middleweight championship. Benavidez is currently set to take on David Lemieux for the WBC interim Super Middleweight championship on May 21st.
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He will certainly hope to put on another cracking performance and further extend his undefeated record. If and when Benavidez manages to get past David Lemieux, he will certainly put himself next in line for the WBC Super Middleweight title.