SHOWTIME SPORTS recently teased fans with a snippet from ALL ACCESS: BENAVIDEZ VS. ANDRADE, set to hit screens on November 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This gem will be available on SHOWTIME and for those fancy enough to have the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan.
This episode is like a backstage pass into the tough world of super middleweight sensation David “El Monstruo” Benavidez and the unblemished two-division champ Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. These two gladiators are gearing up for a sizzling fight over Benavidez’s Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title. Mark your diaries: SHOWTIME PPV, November 25, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, coming live from the lavish Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay, Vegas baby!
So, what’s the big deal about this ALL ACCESS episode? It’s a deep dive into the lives and legacies of Benavidez and Andrade. Think heartfelt interviews and sneak peeks behind the curtain, revealing how their pasts sculpted them into the warriors they are today.
Boxing for the Benavidez clan? Oh, it’s a family gig. David’s bro, Jose Benavidez Jr., also a hot contender, is facing off against undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo. It’s a 10-round, non-title WBC special event, doubling as the SHOWTIME PPV co-main event on—you guessed it—November 25. The Benavidez bros have their old man, Jose Benavidez Sr., as their boxing guru, a touching family dynamic that gets its due in the episode.
David Benavidez gets real in the clip. “My dad was super tough on me,” he confesses. “But hey, no pain, no gain, right? I’m thankful to be here, with my dad and bro by my side. We started together, and we’ll stick together.”
Andrade’s story? It’s a family affair too. He shares, “Grew up scrapping in the gym, with my dad as my coach. He kept us focused on sports, away from trouble. I lived in that gym, so hard work and dedication just became part of who I am.” His dad’s unique training style? That’s the secret sauce to his distinct, winning moves in the ring.