On November 25th, live in Showtime PPV, David “El Monstruo” Benavídez is set to defend his Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title against the never-beaten champ in two divisions, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. These two are headlining what’s destined to be an explosive night at the Michelob ULTRA Arena, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions.
The Benavídez-Andrade fight promises fireworks. It’s one of those fights that gets boxing fans talking – two undefeated fighters with championship DNA, with contrasting yet thrilling styles. Benavídez, that relentless warrior, versus Andrade, the sweet science aficionado.
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Tom Brown, the big cheese of TGB Promotions, couldn’t be more thrilled. He quipped, “This November 25? It’s like Christmas came early for boxing junkies. A card filled with make-or-break fights, all topped off by the battle between the dangerous Benavídez and the incredibly skilled Andrade. Las Vegas will definitely light up!”
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing chimed in, “Both Benavídez and Andrade are those fighters everyone wants to avoid. But, surprise! They’re stepping into the ring against each other. David Benavídez’s bravery in taking on anyone and everyone is respectable. This will definitely be a fight for the ages.”
Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Networks added, “Benavídez vs. Andrade isn’t just a fight; it’s THE fight that defines careers. With the legacy of massive events on SHOWTIME PPV, this fight and its exciting undercard will certainly live up to the expectations.”
Young gun Benavídez, at 26, remains unbeaten with a record of (27-0, 23 KOs). He’s back in the ring after conquering Caleb Plant earlier this year. From Phoenix to Seattle, he’s left his mark on the super middleweight division, showcasing explosive power and a growing understanding of the sport. Not to mention, he’s had his fair share of spars with champs like Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin. Quite the journey from a 250-pound 15-year-old to the monster at 168 pounds!
Benavídez shared his excitement, “I can’t wait to put on a show! Andrade’s got moves, but I’ve got the size and strength. November 25 is all about showing why I’m the true ‘El Monstruo’ in the division.”
2008 U.S. Olympian, Andrade, brings his unbeaten streak (32-0, 19 KOs) into the fight. From Rhode Island to world titles in two divisions, he’s been on a roller-coaster of a journey. He’s taken on the best, winning against pros like Keith Thurman and Daniel Jacobs. And now, he’s all set to make noise in the super middleweight division.
The spirited Andrade commented, “Training has been top-notch. This fight? It’s going to be one for the books. I’ve got the skills and the heart, and come November 25, I’m confident they’ll shine through.”
At the Benavidez Sports Boxing Gym in the Seattle-area, the Phoenix-born Benavidez brothers, alongside their father and trainer Jose Benavidez Sr., shared their thoughts:
“Time to grab your popcorn, folks. This fight has me pumped. I’ve been biding my time and now we’re at the pinnacle of the 168-pound division. We’re both all in for this. No drama, just ready for battle.
“We’re planning to hand ‘Lord Farquaad’ a beating. If you get the reference, good; if not, look it up. It’s going to be one memorable night. ‘And the new! And still!’
“It’s combat time, people. David and I are both geared up for this. We’ve got nowhere else to be but here, proving and competing.
“David might just find himself stumbling into something that could end it early. Fine by me. We do our job, get paid, and then it’s time to party.
“Vegas is where legends are made in boxing. Come November 25, we’re all set to etch our names in history.
“Big thanks to the Benavídez family for this shot at becoming a three-division world champion. I’m bringing my A-game, staying groovy and relaxed.”
“This is an amazing way to wrap up the year. Everyone on this card is itching to show what they’re made of, making this a spectacular event. We’re all set to thrill the fans with these fights. The co-main and the main events have the potential to be the standout fights of the year. We’re excited to deliver exactly what the fans are craving.
“This is the ideal fight because he’s right at the top of the division. He’s proven himself as a fantastic fighter, an Olympian, and a champion in two divisions. For me, this was the only path to show I’m the top dog. He’s a tough cookie, skilled and with solid defense. But I always find a way to come out on top, and this Saturday will be no different. I’ll figure out how to take him down.
“When it’s time to fight, the jokes end. I’m notorious for sending my opponents packing to the hospital. Just check my history.
“My strategy? Strike at the first chance I get. I aim to finish the fight early to prove I’m the best and capable of knocking out anyone. That’s what the fans love – knockouts and intense fights. We might match each other in heart, but I’ll be the one standing victorious.
“In my last fight, I was even more driven as it was my debut on pay-per-view. Now, being on this stage, my goal is to keep dishing out the fights fans are eager to see, competing with the world’s best.
“I’m aiming to silence my doubters. I want to prove to myself that I’m second to none. I’m here to challenge and defeat the best.
“I’ve dedicated myself fully to this training, going all-in for three-and-a-half months. I’m well aware of the challenge ahead. He’s a formidable fighter, but I’m ready to exploit any opening and aim for the knockout. The fans want a battle, and I’m ready to bring it.”
“I’m determined to defeat Andrade. My intense training and hard work are geared towards this. After my last fight went the full distance, which disappointed me, I’m focused on ensuring that doesn’t happen with Andrade.
I’m preparing for the most challenging fight possible. With three months of training and sparring up to 15 rounds, I feel fully prepared.
Andrade has his strengths, but I’ve spotted weaknesses too. We’re crafting a solid game plan to take advantage of those and come out on top on November 25.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ JR.
“I’m thriving in this weight division. Eating healthy and feeling robust, I believe this is where I’m meant to be. Sparring with my brother and his partners, I’ve been able to hold my ground, which speaks volumes. I’m highly motivated and excited beyond words.
I’m aware of the skeptics. There will always be doubters. But on November 25, I intend to silence them all and show the world my rightful place.
Regarding Charlo, I’ve made my stance clear. I’m not one to hold back my opinions. If he can’t handle it, maybe this isn’t the sport for him.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ SR., Trainer and Father
“Seeing both my sons fight on the same card on November 25 is a dream come true. It’s a culmination of years of dedication, struggles, and hard work. It’s an indescribable feeling.
These upcoming fights for David and Jose Jr. are probably their most challenging yet. But I’m confident in their abilities. I’ve trained them to excel in such tough environments, and I believe they’ll perform exceptionally and secure victories.
Charlo made a mistake in choosing to fight Jose Jr. He’s already proven many wrong. Watching Jose Jr.’s current sparring sessions, I’m incredibly motivated.
I predict David will defeat Andrade by the eighth or ninth round, and Jose Jr. will secure a victory by the sixth or seventh round.”
Prediction Time: Two warriors, two unbeaten records, and one unforgettable night. While Benavídez brings raw power, Andrade has the technical edge. My money’s on Andrade via decision, but in boxing, as we know, anything can happen.