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Who’s subsequent for David Benavidez after victory over Ronald Ellis?
March 15, 2021
If his profession had been utterly clean, David Benavidez would have made a fifth profitable defence of the WBC Tremendous Middleweight title on Saturday evening.
Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) as a substitute remained on the right track to develop into a three-time world champion with an eleventh spherical stoppage of the resilient Ronald Ellis on the Mohegan Solar On line casino, Connecticut.
The undefeated 24-year-old held the WBC belt on two events, however has been stripped twice of his crown, most not too long ago for lacking weight in his August outing in opposition to Roamer Alexis Angulo, however there have been no such issues this time round, because the Arizona man comfortably made the 168lbs restrict and with some weight to spare.
Benavidez, an offensive, fast power-puncher made it 21 knockouts from 24 bouts with a dominant show over earlier Canelo Alvarez sparring accomplice, Ellis.
‘El Bandera Roja’ known as for the likes of the WBA ‘Tremendous’ and WBC champion, who faces WBO holder, Billy Joe Saunders on Could 8 and long-standing rival, Caleb Plant, the IBF titlist, nonetheless each appear unlikely at the least for now, with Plant more likely to wait till an anticipated September assembly with Alvarez, ought to he overcome Saunders.
With the champions tied up for the second, there are a selection of different choices at Benavidez’s disposal if he’s ready to danger his #1 rating with the WBC:
Charlo, (31-0, 22 KOs) the WBC Middleweight champion has lengthy been on his radar and has additionally expressed his curiosity for a future conflict.
The undefeated two-weight world champion made a fourth successive defence of his title with a formidable unanimous resolution win over Sergey Derevyanchenko again in November and ‘Hitman’ will want one other big-name battle.
With WBO champion, Demetrius Andrade occupied with Liam Williams on April 17 and will he not safe a unification with both IBF king, Gennady Golovkin or WBA holder Ryota Murata, then a profitable showdown with Benavidez, doubtlessly at a catchweight would make sense, particularly with the curiosity for the battle already in movement.
With the pair each with Premier Boxing Champions and campaigning on the identical networks, it seems a conflict can be comparatively simple to make between two aggressive and highly-acclaimed fighters.
Two-time Middleweight world champion, Daniel Jacobs is looking for a world title shot at 168lbs and can be one other intriguing battle.
Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs) the previous IBF and WBA holder at 160lbs, has registered two victories since shifting up in weight stopping Julio Cesar Chavez Jr earlier than securing a cut up resolution over Gabriel Rosado in a battle which didn’t catch hearth in November.
‘Miracle Man’, a particularly versatile operator has a sizeable profile particularly in his native Brooklyn space and is ranked at #3 with the WBC and #4 with the WBA, the place Benavidez holds a #2 ranking.
Benavidez would doubtless enter as favorite on present kind and with youth on his facet, nonetheless Jacobs has operated at a far larger stage and has a wealth of expertise, having boxed the likes of Canelo and Gennady Golovkin.
A gathering between these two seems simpler to make than beforehand, with Jacobs now a free agent, following the expiration of his contract with Matchroom Boxing.
Benavidez acknowledged post-fight that he can be open to revisiting a conflict with Anthony Dirrell.
Benavidez stopped his compatriot after 9 entertaining rounds to assert the WBC crown for a second time at Staples Middle in 2019.
Former world champion, Dirrell (33-2-2, 24 KOs) fought to a cut up resolution draw in opposition to Kryone Davis final month in his first battle since that defeat and at 36-years-old is within the twilight years of his profession.
While the battle can be seemingly possible to make with each tied to PBC, it’s questionable whether or not there’s sufficient substantial curiosity in a rematch, following a complete stoppage win within the first assembly.
Benavidez promised to cease the Michigan native in faster trend in the event that they sq. off once more and ‘The Canine’ might be an acceptable opponent, while he’s awaiting one other shot at world title glory.
It stays unclear what the following transfer is for Dirrell, nonetheless one other stint at a world title be potential if he overcame Benavidez, in a bout he would begin as an underdog.
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