David Benavidez Eager to Challenge Jermall Charlo for His WBC Middleweight Title

Published 07/08/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Fighter David Benavidez in the ring during a media workout at LA Live on September 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


David Benavidez is slowly resurrecting his boxing run by going toe-to-toe against some stern opponents. Until now, the undefeated boxer has fought across many weight classes. But his prime success came in when decided to compete at the super-middleweight roster.

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This year, too, he fought Ronald Ellis and claimed a sensational win to put out a cosmic statement in the 168-pound division. But all of a sudden, ‘El Bandera Roja’ is looking to move down and compete in the middleweight landscape.

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In this roster, ‘El Bandera Roja’ wants to challenge Jermall Charlo.

As of now, Benavidez has a fight in the pipeline. On August 28, he will face Jose Uzcategui in a 12-round super-middleweight contest.

Over the past few years, ‘El Bandera Roja’ has shown his interest in contending with the pound-for-pound king, Canelo Alvarez. He even showed a strong pursuit in order to claim a fight with the Mexican boxing icon. However, Canelo is currently on a mission to achieve all the super-middleweight titles. And before that, he won’t look to box anyone else.

That said, Benavidez might have figured the same and concluded that he might not get to fight Canelo so soon.

David Benavidez vs Jermall Charlo – Is it a spine-chilling matchup? 

Benavidez and Charlo are two absolute demolishers who hold vast skill sets in their bag. Both of them possess a certain set of exemplary prowess and this is why they match so well with each other.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: Jermall Charlo of the United States celebrates his WBC World Middleweight Championship against Dennis Hogan of Ireland at Barclays Center on December 07, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Benavidez is a true power-packed fighter, whereas Charlo can take the fight until the last bell. Hence, a collision between these two would allure the fans for obvious reasons. It’ll be intriguing to see if Benavidez can really knock Charlo out.

What do you make of Benavidez’s notions on moving to 160-pounds? Do you think he’ll find some success against Charlo?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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