When is David Benavidez’s Next Fight?

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David Benavidez celebrates after defeating Anthony Dirrell during the WBC World Super Middleweight Championship boxing match.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Apr 27, 2023, 8:08 PM

David Benavidez successfully defended his WBC Interim World Super Middleweight title against Caleb Plant in March after a unanimous-decision victory. It was Benavidez’s 27th career win, and he is slowly becoming a top name in BetMGM’s online sportsbook through boxing betting odds. Aside from being the current WBC Interim champion, “El Bandera Roja” is the former WBC Super Middleweight title holder.

He was declared a champion in recess after testing positive for cocaine and eventually was stripped of the championship in February 2019. Since then, he has won six bouts and captured the interim title. This impressive resume and streak have established him as one of the premier contenders in the division, but is it enough for the young rising boxing star to be next in line for a title shot?

When is David Benavidez’s Next Fight

There are still no official details on David Benavidez’s return to the ring, but he can be the next opponent for the Canelo Alvarez-John Ryder fight winner this May 2023. If he doesn’t get the title shot next, he can fight other undefeated contenders in the division, such as Erik Bazinyan, David Morrell, and Christian Mbili.

David Benavidez Boxing Record and Titles

  • Boxing record: 27-0
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 23
  • Wins by decision: 4
  • Number of world titles won: 2
  • World titles won: WBC World Super Middleweight and WBC Interim World Super Middleweight 
  • Number of title defenses: 2

David Benavidez Notable Wins

David Benavidez has notable wins over other high-profile boxers: Ronald Gavril (twice), Anthony Dirrell, Roamer Alexis Angulo, David Lemieux, and Caleb Plant.

David Benavidez Boxing Earnings

David Benavidez’s estimated earnings through boxing are over $5 million. His biggest single-fight purse came in his last fight with Caleb Plant, where he bagged $2 million as they agreed to split the total fight purse at 50% a piece.

David Benavidez Trainer, Coach, and Cornermen

David Benavidez’s main coach and trainer is his father, Jose Benavidez Sr., who also trains David’s brother, Jose Benavidez Jr. He is a former professional boxer and a well-known coach in combat sports who trained with the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Ryan Bader, Henry Cejudo, Amir Khan, and Gray Maynard.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.