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Sport David Benavidez's focus is on Kyrone Davis, not Canelo Alvarez ... for now

02:00  12 november  2021
02:00  12 november  2021 Source:   boxingjunkie.com

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David Benavidez days ahead of his matchup versus Kyrone Davis discusses the potential matchup versus Canelo in the near future and why it has not taken place yet. As well, discusses the main reason on why the fight has not taken place as Canelo is searching Jermall Charlo and other opponents.

• David Benavidez is set to return Saturday night on Showtime, where he’ll face Kyrone Davis in a short-notice main event. With a win, Benavidez will be hoping to potentially secure a May 2022 date with Canelo Alvarez , the undisputed super middleweight king and clear top fighter in the division right now . Benavidez spoke about Canelo , plus his ongoing beef with Jermall Charlo, this weekend’ s fight, and his brother Jose’ s return to action on Saturday’ s Showtime card.

David Benavidez isn’t concerned with Canelo Alvarez at the moment. He’ll be exchanging blows with someone else on Saturday.

  David Benavidez's focus is on Kyrone Davis, not Canelo Alvarez ... for now © Provided by Boxing Junkie

The former two-time super middleweight titleholder faces late replacement Kyrone Davis in front of his hometown fans at Footprint Center in Phoenix — on Showtime — a week after Alvarez stopped Caleb Plant to become undisputed champion.

Benavidez is leading candidate to face Alvarez next, probably in May.

“I’m not thinking about Canelo,” Benavidez said during the final news conference before Saturday’s fight. “I’m just thinking about Kyrone Davis. I’m excited to give my fans a good show. I worked extremely hard for this fight and trained like it was for a world title.

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David Benavidez aims to cement his claim as one of the leading fighters at 168lbs against Kyrone Davis . David Benavidez is arguably the fighter who will be next in line to tackle Canelo Alvarez if the Mexican fighter chooses to remain at super-middlweight after unifying every belt against Caleb Plant on November 6th. Benavidez has tasted world glory before but his reign ended when he failed to make weight against Alexis Angulo in 2020. The Arizona man would relish the chance to win his belt back against Canelo but first he must focus on Kyrone Davis . When is Benavidez vs. Davis ? date, start

Benavidez is already the front runner to face Alvarez on Cinco de Mayo in May. He’ s the former two-time WBC 168lbs champion and he believes he has what it takes to beat the Mexican. However, in order for the fight to happen, he needs to defeat Kyrone Davis this Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona. Davis was a short notice replacement to replace Jose Uzcategui after he tested positive for a banned substance. The two were supposed to fight in a title eliminator, but even with Davis stepping in, Benavidez is confident he gets the win. Should David Benavidez defeat Davis , he believes he will

“I’m ready for whoever they want to give me to fight next.”

Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) is happy just to be fighting on Saturday.

His original opponent, Jose Uzcategui, was pulled from the show after he allegedly tested positive for a banned substance. Davis, who had been sparring with Terence Crawford, was able to step in to save the event.

Benavidez had been looking forward to fighting Uzcategui, who Plant defeated to win the title he lost to Alvarez. However, he was also excited about his homecoming. He hasn’t fought in Phoenix since 2015.

Plus, his older brother, Jose Benavidez Jr., is fighting on the card. The elder Benavidez faces Francisco Emanuel Torres.

“It means the world to our whole family to be here in this position,” David Benavidez said. “I spent most of my childhood at Central Boxing Gym (which is two miles from the arena). The first mural out there was of my brother and I said that I wanted to be up there next.

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The 24-year-old Benavidez will take on contender Kyrone Davis this Saturday night live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Footprint Center in Phoenix. (Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME). Benavídez was joined by his older brother José Benavídez , who faces Francisco Emanuel Torres in Saturday’ s co-main event, and his father Other dignitaries in attendance included Arizona State Representative Cesar Chavez and City of Phoenix Councilperson Laura Pastor. Tickets for the live event are on sale now and are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com.

Benavidez and Davis discuss their make-or-break showdown Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME with an eye toward facing Canelo Álvarez next. Undefeated, two-time super middleweight champion David Benavidez and top contender Kyrone Davis are this week' s guests on The PBC Podcast. The two top-tier fighters discuss their 168-pound clash Saturday night at Footprint Center in Phoenix, live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

“It’s really motivating knowing that Phoenix has our backs.”

None of the above means that he has lost focus on Davis, who he respects.

Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) made a statement this past February, when he drew with former champ Anthony Dirrell in Los Angeles. Benavidez stopped Dirrell in nine rounds to win the WBC belt for a second time, after which he lost it on the scale.

Benavidez, who has stopped his last four opponents, plans to do to Davis what he did to Dirrell.

“I’ve had a tremendous training camp this time around,” he said. “Hats off to Kyrone Davis for stepping up to the plate and taking this fight. I’m on a knockout streak and I’m keeping it going Saturday night. The fans want to see knockouts and that’s what I want to give them.”

He went on: “Once opponents feel my pressure, they realize it’s a whole different type of power. I want to see how he’s going to react to the power, combinations and speed. I’m going to keep doing what I do best and have fun.”

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David Benavidez believes he is Canelo 's biggest threat#CaneloPlant. Whatever the case, it can all be cleared after Benavidez ' s upcoming fight. He is set to take on Kyrone Davis on November 13. If Benavidez bags yet another emphatic win, a call out for the undisputed champion doesn't seem too far off. Canelo Alvarez has a bunch of opponents lined up, and his options are not limited to David Benavidez . A possible trilogy with GGG seems to make the most sense to some. A final pin over the long-running rivalry needs to be put in place. Apart from GGG, an interesting fight with light

David Benavidez isn’t happy with Jose Uzcategui. © Provided by Boxing Junkie. The super middleweight contenders were set to fight on Nov. 13 in Phoenix, Benavidez ’ s hometown. However, Uzcategui was pulled from the show after his “A” sample allegedly tested positive for a synthetic version of EPO, which increases oxygen supply and endurance. The results of his “B” sample have not been revealed. The fight had been postponed earlier after Benavidez contracted COVID-19. “I was very disappointed,” said Benavidez , who will now face Kyrone Davis in the main event on Showtime.

And then, if things go well, he can shift his attention to a certain Mexican superstar.

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