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David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade will take place on November 25th on Showtime PPV in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will see the 2008 U.S. Olympian Andrade look to go home with Benavidez’s Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title and earn a signature victory in his already accolade-filled career.

Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) believes that a victory over the former two-division world champion ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade  (32-0, 19 KOs) will increase his star power with fans, which will lead to him getting the title shot against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.

The southpaw Andrade will be a tough customer for Benavidez, as he’s got a lot of talent and has been avoided by many of the top fighters from 154 to 168.

This could backfire on Benavidez, as he might lose to Andrade, and if that happens, he can forget about the Canelo fight he’s been pushing for all these years. If Canelo needed a good excuse for why he shouldn’t have to fight Benavidez, he would have one if he gets beaten by ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade.

Canelo & the Charlo brothers have never shown interest in fighting Andrade, and it’s understandable why. He’s a slick, powerful southpaw with counter-punching ability and the type of style that is problematic for anyone.

We’re going to fight on November 25th. We don’t know the exact location where it’s going to be. It’s either going to be in Texas or Las Vegas,” said WBC interim super middleweight champion David Benavidez to Samp&Chance about his fight against Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade on Showtime PPV.

Benavidez looked vulnerable in his last fight against Caleb Plant last March, getting outboxed by him in the first six rounds before taking over in the second half.

The technical skills of Plant gave Benavidez issues, and if the Tennessee native hadn’t gassed out in the championship rounds, he would have won.

“It’s going to be a great fight. Boo Boo has wanted that opportunity, and  I’ve been wanting to fight him for a long time,” continued Benavidez. “I don’t want any easy fights anymore. I want the hardest fights that I can possibly. Boo Boo is up there.

Once I beat him, I’m going to have even more respect, and I’m going to have even more experience in the ring. This is going to be my second pay-per-view fight. So once we get the Canelo fight, we’re going to be real comfy in there.

“Munguia, we were negotiating for two months, and I thought it was going to happen. It was going to be a really big fight, but at the last minute, they pulled out. I don’t know if it was the fighter, manager, or whatever, but they pulled out.

“Then I called Al Haymon, and I said, ‘If Boo Boo is on the table, let’s get him,”  said Benavidez about how his fight with Andrade happened.

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Here is what Andrade had to say Friday:

DEMETRIUS ANDRADE
“Grab your snacks, it’s going to be one heck of a night. I’ve been biding my time, and now, we’ve got the greatest fight at 168 pounds. We’re both all-in to make this happen. No drama, just ready for battle.

We’re about to school ‘Lord Farquaad’ over there – if you get the reference, good; if not, look it up. This night’s going to be epic. Ready for victory and to retain my title.

It’s game time. David and I made this happen, and here we are. Neither of us can back down now. It’s about proving who’s the best, and that’s what we’re doing.

David might walk into a few surprises that could end the fight early, but hey, it works for me. We fight, get paid, celebrate, and enjoy.

Vegas is boxing’s big stage, the dream spot. Come November 25, we’re making history. Everyone on this card is set to leave a mark.

Big thanks to the Benavídez clan for this chance to become a three-division world champion. It’s happening, thanks to my vibe and keeping it fun and relaxed.”

“I possess numerous strengths. My athletic skills combined with thorough preparation make me unbeatable. This training camp has been exceptional. We’ve navigated through challenges and have done everything necessary to secure victory in this fight.

I’ve encountered all kinds of fighting styles. My strategy is to identify his weaknesses and exploit them effectively.

I’m stepping into the ring with full confidence, expecting David to bring his A-game, even though his footwork isn’t on par with mine. We’re going to enjoy this.

I’ve been preparing for this moment throughout my career. Our combined talents and determination will ensure an exciting fight.

I won’t fully grasp his strengths until I face him, but from what I’ve observed, he tends to overpower his opponents. That’s my main takeaway. On November 25, watch as I reveal his vulnerabilities.

This event represents the top-contenders clashing. It’s a significant milestone, perfectly timed. This fight is the most logical and significant one at the moment.”

David Benavidez:

This card is going to rock and we won’t let the fans down. The co-main and main fights? Potential fight of the year material. We’re all geared up to deliver what the fans crave.

This is the fight to watch because my opponent is cream of the crop in this division. He’s proved himself as a top-contender Olympian and a champ in two divisions. Facing him was the obvious choice for me to show I’m second to none. He’s tough, with skills and a solid defense, but I’ve got a knack for winning and Saturday’s no exception. I’ll figure out how to take him down.

Inside the ring, it’s no joke for me. My record speaks for itself – my opponents usually end up in the hospital.

I’m ready to go on the offensive from the get-go. I’m eyeing a quick win to prove I’m the best and that I can score a knockout against anyone. Fans love knockouts and fierce battles, and that’s exactly what they’ll get. I’m ready to come out on top this Saturday.

The last fight gave me extra fire, being my first pay-per-view. Now, I’m all about staying in this spotlight, keeping the fans excited, and taking on the best in the world.

I’m here to silence my critics and prove to myself that I’m the top dog. I aim to face and defeat the best.

I’ve poured everything into this training, a solid three-and-a-half months. I know what’s at stake and the caliber of my opponent. But when I spot an opening, I’ll go for the knockout. The fans are in for a treat – they want a showdown, and I’m ready to deliver.”

“I’m fully prepared to defeat Andrade. My dedication to training has been intense. The fact that my last fight went the distance was disappointing, but we’re making adjustments to ensure a victory against Demetrius Andrade.

I always train for the most challenging fight imaginable. My training regimen has been rigorous, including sparring sessions of 15 rounds. I’m completely ready for this challenge.

Andrade has his strengths, but I’ve also noticed areas where he’s vulnerable. We’ve developed a strategic plan to take advantage of these weaknesses and demonstrate our skills on November 25.”

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Jose Benavidez Jr.:

“I’m in live with this weight division. My diet and health are top-notch, contributing to my strength. The progress I’ve made, especially in sparring sessions, is a testament to my readiness. I’m highly motivated and eager for the upcoming fight, more than words can express.

Doubters are always present, but on November 25, I’ll silence them and establish my rightful place in this sport.

Regarding Charlo, I’ve made my stance clear. I’m straightforward, and if he can’t handle it, he should reconsider his career choice.”

JERMALL CHARLO

“I’m pumped to face a tough guy like José. His vibe’s totally changed since our first press meet. Can’t wait for November 25 to show I’m back in the game. I’ll be hitting 168 pounds soon. Good luck to the main event fighters, but hey, Big Charlo is back and ready.

José’s all talk now, but he won’t deliver on fight night. His antics don’t faze me.

No matter what he says, I’m fighting at my best. This guy’s got some screws loose. He doesn’t know what he’s signed up for. I’ve beaten 32 fighters, and he’s just another one. I’m going to crush him.

I fight hard every round, and I’m here to score a knockout. When I say it’s going to happen, it happens.

I’m focused, listening to my team, and we’ve nailed the game plan. I’m not sweating about José. He’s small in every way, no match for me. Big Charlo is taking the stage.”

Jose Benavidez Sr. (Trainer and Father of David and Jose Jr.):

“Seeing both my sons fight on November 25 is a moment of immense pride. It’s a culmination of years of hard work, struggles, and perseverance. It’s an indescribable feeling.

David and Jose Jr. are facing their most challenging fights yet. The competition gets tougher, but they’ve been trained to excel under such pressure. I’m confident in their abilities to secure victories.

Charlo underestimated Jose Jr., who has consistently proven his critics wrong. Witnessing his current sparring sessions, I’m even more inspired.

I predict David will triumph over Andrade by the eighth or ninth round, and Jose Jr. will achieve a victory by the sixth or seventh round.”

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When is the Benavidez vs. Andrade fight and what time does it start?

  • Date: Saturday, November 25
  • Start Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. UK
  • Main Event Ringwalks: Approximately 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. UK Note: The schedule could change depending on the undercard fights’ duration.

Which channels are broadcasting the Benavidez vs. Andrade fight?

  • In the U.S.: Showtime PPV
  • In the UK: FITE TV

Where is the fight being held?

  • Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

What are the fighter profiles for David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade?

  • David Benavidez: American, Born Dec 17, 1996, Height: 6’2″, Reach: 74″, Record: 27-0 (23 KOs)
  • Demetrius Andrade: American, Born Feb 26, 1988, Height: 6’0″, Reach: 73.5″, Record: 32-0 (19 KOs)

What does the full fight card include?

  1. David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade; Super Middleweight
  2. Subriel Matias vs. Shohjahon Ergashev; IBF World Super Lightweight Title
  3. Hector Luis Garcia vs. Lamont Roach; WBA World Super Featherweight Title
  4. Jermall Charlo vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.; Middleweight
  5. Sergey Lipinets vs. Michel Rivera; Super Lightweight
  6. Pablo Vicente vs. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov; Super Featherweight
  7. Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Alexis Salazar Flores; Light Middleweight
  8. Daniel Blancas vs. Raiko Santana; Super Middleweight
  9. Israel Mercardo vs. Wesley Rivers; Super Lightweight
  10. Curmel Moton vs. Hunter Turbyfill; Featherweight
  11. Jabin Chollet vs. Jorge Perez; Lightweight
  12. Alex Holley vs. Allen Medina; Welterweight

Live on SHOWTIME PPV: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas 

 Interim WBC Super Middleweight World Title – 12 Rounds

David Benavídez – 167 lbs.
Demetrius Andrade – 167.6 lbs.

Referee: Thomas Taylor; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), David Sutherland (Okla.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)

Middleweights – 10 Rounds

Jermall Charlo – 166.4 lbs
José Benavídez Jr. – 161.2 lbs.

Note: Contracted weight was 163. Fight will go on as scheduled.
Referee: Harvey Dock; Judges: Max DeLuca (N.Y), Dave Moretti (Nev.), Zachary Young (Calif.)

IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship – 12 Rounds

Subriel Matías – 139.8 lbs.
Shohjahon Ergashev – 139.8 lbs.

Referee: Celestino Ruiz; Judges: David Sutherland (Okla.), Don Trella (Conn.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.)

WBA Super Featherweight World Championship – 12 Rounds

Héctor Garcia – 129.4 lbs.
Lamont Roach – 129.6 lbs.

Referee: Tony Weeks; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Max DeLuca (N.Y.), Robert Hoyle (Nev.)