David Benavídez will rise to 175 pounds to compete for the interim WBC title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk – La Opinion

David Benavídez will rise to 175 pounds to compete for the interim WBC title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk – La Opinion

Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), announced through his social networks that David Benavídez He will move up to 175 pounds to compete for the interim title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

In a post on his X account (formerly Twitter), Sulaimán expressed his pride in this fight and wished Benavídez and Gvozdyk luck. This new completely rules out the Mexican Monster as a possible rival for Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez on May 4 in Las Vegas.

“I am very proud to announce a sensational fight that the WBC approved to sanction for the interim light heavyweight championship Benavídez vs. Gvozdyk. I wish the best of luck to both champions“wrote the WBC boss.

At the moment it is unknown if David Benavídez, Canelo Álvarez’s official challenger, Will he definitely go up to 175 pounds or will he come back later? of this fight to the super middleweight to get the opportunity against the man from Guadalajara once and for all.

It should be noted that for more than two years Benavídez has sought in every possible way to attract the attention of the four-division Mexican champion, but has never had a response. Although fans and many experts in the sport would like to see this great fight, Canelo Álvarez He has not shown real interest and we will have to wait if, starting in March 2024, the Mexican finally fulfills his obligation. with the WBC and gives him the opportunity that Bandera Roja has sought so much.

According to Mauricio Sulaimán himself, both fighters have been in talks, but They decided that they would wait until March for the Mexican Monster to be mandatory to be able to intervene.. There was speculation that the Mexican could fight Benavídez on May 4, but Canelo Álvarez declared that his next opponent in Las Vegas would be an American.

David Benavidez defeated Demetrius Andrade by knockout last November in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher/AP.

Now the Mexican-American left the way clear for the Guadalajara to face Jermall Charlo, Terence Crawford or Jaime Munguía. The Tijuana native, according to ESPN’s Salvador Rodríguez, seems to be the favorite of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) for the undisputed super middleweight champion.

David Benavídez, interim WBC super middleweight champion, defeated Demetrius Andrade by technical knockout in the sixth round and now wants the next one to be with the Aztec champion. The Mexican Monster He has a record of 28 wins, 24 of them on the fast track and no setbacks as a professional.

For his part, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, 36, is a former light heavyweight champion who has just defeated Isaac Rodríguez last September. The Ukrainian has a record of 20 victories (16 by knockout) and one defeat.

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