In a thrilling showdown set for November 25th, we’re gearing up for an epic battle as David Benavidez puts his WBC interim super middleweight title on the line against the seasoned Demetrius Andrade. Benavidez, known for his dominance against B and C-level opponents, faces his toughest challenge yet, going up against an elite-level fighter in Andrade.
The odds may favor Benavidez due to his youth and imposing size advantage over the 35-year-old Andrade, who initially started his career in the 154-lb division. But don’t count Andrade out just yet; he’s risen through the ranks, holding the #1 WBA, #2 WBO, and #5 WBC rankings, and after 15 years as a pro, he finally gets the high-stakes fight he deserves.
Up to this point, Andrade has been chasing mega-fights against the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Jermall Charlo, all in vain. This battle between Benavidez and Andrade might be the one to determine the next challenger for the four-belt 168-lb champion, Canelo Alvarez, in 2024, should Canelo decide to step into the ring with the victor.
Andrade could be in a more favorable position to secure the Canelo fight, as he won’t balloon to 200 lbs on fight night, unlike Benavidez, who becomes a true giant in the super middleweight division. Benavidez’s recent bout against Caleb Plant exposed some chinks in his armor, as he struggled against Plant, who nearly handed him his first defeat.
This monumental clash between Benavidez and Andrade will unfold at the electrifying Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. While we’re still awaiting details on the event’s price point, expect it to be a must-watch showdown likely to fall within the $70+ range.
BENAVIDEZ VS ANDRADE UNDERCARDS