Davis Benavidez and David Lemieux to fame (VIDEO)


ORuncovered two-time world champion David “Red Flag” Benavidezfrom Phoenix, Arizona, meets former world champion David Lemeu from Canada on Saturday evening, for World Boxing Council interim super middleweight title at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

25 year old Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs), who enters this fight after knocking out five of his last opponents, is trained by his father, José Benavidez. In 2017, he became the youngest super middleweight champion in boxing history by defeating the 20-year-old Ronald Gabriel.

Official Weigh-In: Davis Benavidez vs. David LemieuxPROVISION OF SHOW TIME

Originally from Montreal, Canada David Lemeu (43-4, 36 KOs) won five fights in a row, including three victories in the super middleweight division.

Lemu became World Middleweight Champion in June 2015 by defeating Hassan N’Dama before losing a unification bout against Gennady Golovkin later that year.

Lemieux is a powerful puncher who has beaten the likes of Curtis Stevens, Gabriel Rosado, Gary O’Sullivan and Glen Tapia.

Both fighters were officially weighed in this Friday. Benavidez weighed 166.4 pounds and Lemieux weighed 166.2 pounds.

The fight, which is part of the Premier Boxing Champions series, will air on Showtime.

WBC interim super middleweight title – 12 rounds

Official weigh-in

David Benavidez – 166 lbs.

David Lemieux – 166 lbs.

Referee: Harvey Doc Referees: Javier Alvarez (Texas), Tim Cheatham (California), Chris Flores (Arizona).

Super middleweight bout – 10 rounds

Yoelvis Gomez – 156 pounds.

Jorge Cota – 156 lbs.

Referee: Wes Melton Referees: Chris Flores (Arizona), Dennis O’Connell (Arizona), Gonzalo Valenzuela (Arizona).

Featherweight bout – 10 rounds

Luis Nunez – 126 pounds.

Jonathan Iron – 125 pounds.

Referee: Tony Zaino Referees: Chris Flores (Arizona), Dennis O’Connell (Arizona), Gonzalo Valenzuela (Arizona).


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