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David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell in the works for September

By Chris Williams: David Benavidez and Anthony Dirrell have agreed to a deal to face each other in September at a still to be determined venue, averting a purse bid that was scheduled for Friday in Mexico City. This will be the 21-year-old Benavidez’s second defense of his World Boxing Council 168lb title, and it’s […]

David Benavidez gives $250K bonus back to Top Rank, and returns to Sampson

By Jim Dower: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) has changed his mind about wanting to sign with Top Rank, and he’s decided to return the $250,000 bonus he was given, according to ESPN. The 21-year-old Benavidez will be turning to his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz at Sampson Boxing.… Read

Anthony Dirrell Q&A: ‘If I’m going to go out – I’m going to go out fighting’.

By Ian Aldous: It’s been a long road for Anthony ‘The Dog’ Dirrell (32-1-1). He’s survived cancer and a serious motorcycle accident during his career, yet somehow managed to reach the top of the mountain in 2014 when he ripped the WBC super-middleweight world championship away from Sakio Bika. It’s a script ready and waiting […]

David Benavidez involved in promotional fight

By Jim Dower: Promotional companies Top Rank and Sampson Boxing could soon be going to court to decide which of them will get to WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez in their stables. According to ESPN, Top Rank signed the 21-year-old Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) to a promotional contract last week. However, Sampson Lewkowicz of […]

David Benavidez to possibly sign with Top Rank

By Chris Williams: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez reportedly met with Top Rank and received an offer from them, according to Fighthype. If the 21-year-old Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) signs with Top Rank, then he’s expected to fight on the undercard of the unification fight between WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko and WBO champion […]

David Benavidez vs. Matt Korobov on July 28 on Showtime

By Dan Ambrose: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) will be making his second defense of his title against 35-year-old 2008 Olympian Matt Korobov ( 28-1, 14 KOs) on July 28 on the undercard of lightweight unification fight between WBC champion Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr. at the Staples Center in […]

Alex Ariza says GGG’s team begged David Benavidez not to call him out

By Jeff Aranow: Trainer Alex Ariza says his fighter WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez was interested in stepping in to face middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin after Saul Canelo Alvarez pulled out of their May 5th fight. Ariza says that Golovkin’s team called Benavidez and asked them not to call him out for the […]

Servin vs. Espinoza at Celebrity, Next Up For GGG?

Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith – Boxing Fans, Arizona flyweights Luis Espinoza (8-0-3 knockouts) and Adrian (“Sharkey” Servin (5-0-1-2 knockouts) fought each other 6 times as amateurs culminating in a 3-3 draw after their last amateur battle.  On April 28, the two young professional flyweights will meet at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix […]

David Benavidez vs. Julio Chavez Jr. possible for July

By Dan Ambrose: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) and former WBC 160 lb. champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) are being talked about facing each other in July. … Read

Castro Punishes Santiago, Golden Glove Results & More

Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Boxing Fans, Iron Boy 43 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on 2/24 drew 2,650 fans (sellout) to watch the USNBC WBC Super Bantamweight championship fight between popular Phoenix fighters Alexis Santiago (21-6-1 draw) and Carlos Castro (20-0). The partisan crowd favored Santiago aka “Beaver” but Castro […]

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