David Benavidez won’t make 160 says Eddie Hearn ⋆ Boxing News 24


By Matt Lieberman: Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing says there’s no means doable for former two-time WBC 168-lb champion David Benavidez to come back all the way down to 160 to tackle WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo for his belt. Hearn states that Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) is simply too massive to chop that a lot weight to tackle the unbeaten Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs).

Earlier this week, Benavidez advised Little Big Boxing in an interview that he may try to transfer all the way down to 160 in an try and problem Jermall.

Benavidez might need been kidding

David Benavidez seemingly wasn’t critical when he made his remark about coming all the way down to 160. He is aware of he wouldn’t be given a struggle with Jermall, and he’d find yourself spinning his wheels combating the low-level opposition within the WBC’s prime 15.

There can be nobody for Benavidez to struggle whereas ready for the WBC to order Charlo to offer him a crack at his title.

We’re speaking years for that course of to play out as a result of Charlo would seemingly delay the struggle so long as doable in hopes that Benavidez would quit and return to the 168-lb division.

Hearn needs strain placed on Jermall

As a substitute of the boxing media speaking a few struggle that may by no means occur at 160 between Jermall and Benavidez, Hearn needs the dialog to be a few makeable unification conflict between WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade and Jermall.

It’s an empty pipe dream on Hearn’s half in his hope that Jermall will ever comply with struggle Andrade. There’s no probability that Charlo will take that struggle as a result of he’s not a risk-taker, and he’s proven zero curiosity in going through Andrade.

Jermall is making good cash combating straightforward opposition because the WBC 160-lb champion, and he’s not going to spoil that.

Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) needs the struggle with Charlo, and he’s been constantly calling him out for effectively over a 12 months with no luck. Nevertheless, there’s not a lot curiosity from the boxing public in a struggle between Charlo and Andrade.

That’s as a result of Andrade isn’t widespread sufficient to create demand from followers in a unification bout towards Charlo. Though Demetrius is a former two-division world champion and a 2008 U.S Olympian, his 13-year skilled profession resume is weak.

He’s been matched in the identical means Jermall and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis have been by his promoters, steered round gifted fighters, and put in with lesser guys. In consequence, Andrade isn’t tremendous widespread, and neither, after all, is Jermall.

David Benavidez Demetrius Andrade Jermall Charlo

Hearn says Benavidez can’t make 160

“Benavidez goes to come back all the way down to 160? Is he going to chop a leg off?” mentioned Eddie Hearn to DAZN Boxing Present.

“He struggles to make 168. There’s no means David Benavidez will come all the way down to 160 lbs. Pay attention, David Benavidez is a superb fighter, a enjoyable fighter, and gifted, however he ain’t coming all the way down to 160.

“Can we cease having these conversations about anybody aside from Jermall Charlo towards Demetrius Andrade?

I don’t know why all people continues to offer him [Jermall] a cross by not [asking him why isn’t he fighting Andrade].

“You bought two American middleweight world champions [Andrade and Charlo], each large fighters,” mentioned Hearn.

Eddie is right about Benavidez being too massive to maneuver all the way down to 160 as a result of he’s barely 168 as it’s.

I imply, Benavidez misplaced his WBC super-middleweight title in August of final 12 months when he weighed in over the restrict at 170 3/4 lbs for his title protection towards Roamer Alexis Angulo.

Benavidez would really like for Jermall to struggle him, however this can be a man who appears content material with the straightforward paydays he’s getting on Showtime to defend his WBC belt towards delicate opposition.

It’s comprehensible why Jermall wouldn’t need to struggle Benavidez. There’s an excessive amount of threat for Jermall in taking that struggle.

Sure, the payday can be good for Jermall in a struggle towards Benavidez, however it could seemingly wreck the smaller, simpler million paydays for him towards his weak challengers at 160.

Charlo has obtained a very good factor going proper now, going through mediocre opposition because the WBC middleweight champion. The cash is sweet, and he’s a wonderful income stream for his promoters.

Jermall’s current fights at 160:

  • Juan Macias Montiel
  • Brandon Adams
  • Dennis Hogan
  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko
  • Hugo Centeno
  • Jorge Sebastian Heiland
  • Matt Korobov



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