David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade will sq. off this Saturday in Las Vegas in an excellent middleweight bout, a division dominated by Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Each fighters will likely be battling for the win at Michelob Extremely Area, attempting to maneuver one step nearer to a shot on the title.
CBS Sports activities factors out that Benavidez was twice topped WBC tremendous middleweight champion, however each instances he was stripped of the championship.
The primary time, the boxer examined constructive for cocaine in an August 2018 drug check administered by WADA.
Subsequently, after regaining the title, Benavidez missed weight forward of his August 2020 struggle with Roamer Alexis Angulo, and was stripped for a second time.
For a while now, Benavidez has been seeking to face Canelo, who’s the undisputed champion within the division, however the Jalisco native has not agreed to a struggle, and was even stated to have turned down a juicy $50 million supply.
Within the different nook will likely be Andrade, the American received a silver medal on the 2007 Pan American Video games, in addition to successful the WBO tremendous welterweight title in 2013 towards Vanes Martirosyan, notes Sporting Information.
In 2017, Andrade additionally received the WBA tremendous welterweight title after defeating Jack Culcay. He then moved as much as middleweight and received the WBO title in 2018 towards Walter Kautondokwa.
He had 5 profitable title defences, however after suspending fights towards obligatory challenger Janibek Alimkhanuly and Zach Parker, Andrade vacated his title.
David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade Fightcard
Listed below are all of the fights in Saturday’s present:
- David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade, tremendous middleweight
- Jermall Charlo vs Jose Benavidez Jr., middleweight
- Subriel Matias vs Shohjahon Ergashev, tremendous light-weight
- Hector Luis Garcia vs Lamont Roach, tremendous featherweight