Via Dan Ambrose: Sampson Lewkowicz has three options for newly crowned 168-lb interim WBC champion David Benavidez to hit his next fight in November following his win over David Lemieux last Saturday night.
Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) will face one of these three in November: Caleb Plant, David Morrell Jr., or Jermall Charlo.
“We have three options for November,” Lewkowicz said of the options for David Benavidez’s next fight in November. “The first choice is [Caleb] Plants. The second option is [David] Morrell, and the third one is [Jermall] Charles. There is nothing else.”
The easiest match to make of those three was between Benavidez and WBA super-middleweight champion David Morrell (6-0.5 KOs), but it’s a matchup that won’t attract much attention. interest from casual and heavyweight boxing fans as the talented Cuban hasn’t fought as a pro long enough for him to gain a large following.
Unfortunately, the bout that boxing fans are buzzing about between 25-year-old Benavidez and Canelo Alvarez won’t take place in 2022, according to Lewkowicz.
He says Canelo will NEVER fight Benavidez, and he may be right. Clearly, Lewkowicz is using some reverse psychology by questioning Canelo’s willingness to face Benavidez, but what other option does he have?
Canelo has shown no interest in taking on Benavidez throughout the years, and there’s no sign that he’ll decide for himself in the end to face him.
“This is my job to knock people down. It just opened for everything I threw. I used more body shots, but I should have used the shot a bit more. All successful [anyway]”David Benavidez said to Fighthype when asked why he didn’t use the hit more often against David Lemieux.
“When I injured him in the first round, I wanted to knock him out,” continued Benavidez. “I should have gone back to the impact. I feel like I’m starting to get back to work more in the third round. You need to be mature in that sense.
“I was always excited, but now I know for the future. I just work hard. I gave my all for this camp,” Benavidez said when asked if he feels better coming into camp at 166 lbs.
“But yeah, I think it’s related [with it]. When I came here, I was 185 years old. So I’m still 20 pounds, but I’ve worked hard. That’s the whole training camp. Everything, the motivation that I had.
“As soon as I saw the crowd, the crowd went crazy. I just want to give them a good game, and I’m happy about everything. Everything is perfect.
“I will beat both of them,” Benavidez said when asked “how many rounds Caleb Plant and Jermall Charlo played tonight?” “I don’t know; we’ll have to see. I might have something sweet for Mr. Sweethands [Plant] he himself. I will still put his ** out.
“I think so,” Benavidez said, saying that Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza and his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz believe a fight with Caleb Plant could happen next.
“What else happens at 168? Canelo doesn’t want to fight anyone. So no one in PBC. So why don’t we do it? [Benavidez-Plant fight] happen? I’m not going to sit there and wait for Canelo. If we can make that happen, let’s take it. I’m ready,” Benavidez said.
Last Saturday night, Benavidez knocked out David Lemieux (43-5, 36 KOs) in three rounds to claim the interim WBC super-middleweight title at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.