Benavidez vs. Andrade Set to Define WBC Super Middleweight Showdown"
In a highly anticipated bout just eight days away, David Benavidez gears up to defend his interim WBC super middleweight title against the undefeated Demetrius Andrade on November 25th. This match holds significant weight for both fighters, with Andrade eyeing a shot at the WBC 168-lb title in 2024, potentially thwarting Benavidez’s pursuit of facing Canelo Alvarez.
With Showtime concluding its boxing broadcasts after this year, this bout marks a pivotal moment for both athletes. Andrade, a former two-division world champion, questions Benavidez’s athleticism and footwork, aiming to capitalize on perceived weaknesses in the Mexican fighter’s style. Andrade’s southpaw stance, jab, and movement present a challenging puzzle for Benavidez, who has been criticized for his slow approach and susceptibility to hits, as seen in his previous bout against Caleb Plant.
Andrade remains confident in his ability to break down opponents, emphasizing his undefeated record as a testament to his skill. He sees this upcoming fight as a showcase opportunity to display his talents and potentially expose vulnerabilities in Benavidez’s game. Conversely, Benavidez acknowledges the importance of this match, acknowledging his opponent’s strengths while expressing confidence in his preparation alongside his older brother Jose Benavidez Jr., who is set to face Jermall Charlo in the co-main event.
As the tension builds and the fight date approaches, the clash between Benavidez and Andrade promises to be a pivotal moment in the super middleweight division. With aspirations for future title shots and career-defining moments on the line, both fighters are primed for a battle that could potentially reshape the landscape of the 168-lb weight class.