Andrade Backs Himself To Beat Benavidez

November 15, 2023
6 months

Demetrius Andrade has backed himself to beat David Benavidez in a potential fight at super middleweight.

The two undefeated fighters are reportedly in talks over a fight that could take place in November. A victory for either would place them in a great position to challenge Canelo Alvarez for all of the belts by virtue of getting the WBC interim champion belt, something which Benavidez occupies.

And given that Andrade is a two-division champion, he has backed himself to do well at 168. This is despite the fact that his success has come at 154 and 160.

Andrade On Benavidez

“I saw his style. Yes, his thing is him being strong, him being bigger. We’re all strong; we’re all big. Yeah, he can fight; he’s skillful. I know what holes I can get in there and create, and there are holes already there for the taking. It’s just that I have the ability to do that. And so come fight night, that’s what I’m going to do, is expose and show the holes,” Andrade

Nevertheless, Andrade would be the massive underdog. Caleb Plant had shown that outboxing Benavidez is something that can only work if it is possible to keep the Mexican at bay with power. But given that Benavidez is a naturally big 168-pounder, that will be a tough task indeed.

After all, Benavidez has previously spoken about knocking out Dmitry Bivol due to his performances in sparring against him. The latter is not only a light heavyweight fighter, who is the WBA champion, but he also managed to outbox Canelo in a dominant performance.

Benavidez On Bivol

“I definitely want to go up to 175. I know I can win a belt at 175, because of the sparring. I know a lot of people saw the video of me saying I’d knock Bivol out. I mean, I would. I’m not going to lie. Every professional boxer at this level should have that much confidence in themselves. I’m not lying about anything. I sparred him at Churchill Boxing. There were a lot of people there. They seen what happened there,” Benavidez

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