In a super middleweight division where the shadow of undisputed champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez looms large, David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade will battle to move one step closer to a crack at the champ. The fight goes down on Nov. 25 from Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas and airs on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Benavidez (27-0, 23 KO) is a two-time former WBC super middleweight champion but was stripped of his championship both times he held it. First, Benavidez tested positive for cocaine in an August 2018 drug test administered by VADA. After regaining the title, Benavidez missed weight ahead of his August 2020 fight with Roamer Alexis Angulo, resulting in him being stripped for a second time.
Despite those missteps outside the ring, Benavidez has consistently been one of the best fighters in the world at 168 pounds. He’s coming off an impressive decision win over Caleb Plant in March.
Andrade (32-0, 19 KO) is also undefeated and a former two-time world champion, though his titles came at junior middleweight and middleweight. His style has not always produced exciting fights and he has often claimed to be one of the most avoided fighters in the sport, repeatedly trying to goad Alvarez into a fight only to be laughed off.
A win over Benavidez would make it hard for any of the sport’s big names — including Alvarez — to continue to ignore Andrade.
Benavidez vs. Andrade fight card, odds
- David Benavidez -420 vs. Demetrius Andrade +320, super middleweight
- Jermall Charlo vs. Jose Benavidez Jr., middleweight
- Subriel Matias vs. Shohjahon Ergashev, super lightweight
- Hector Luis Garcia vs. Lamont Roach, super featherweight
Benavidez vs. Andrade info
- Date: Nov. 25
- Location: Michelob Ultra Arena — Las Vegas
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET
- How to watch: Showtime PPV ($74.99)