David Benavidez Unleashes Fury, Calls Out Canelo Alvarez

26-year-old David Benavidez continues to go through his opponents without much difficulty

by Sededin Dedovic
David Benavidez Unleashes Fury, Calls Out Canelo Alvarez
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In a thrilling display of power and precision, David Benavidez, the "Mexican Monster," demolished Demetrius Andrade in a six-round TKO, securing the biggest victory of his career thus far. This dominant performance has set the stage for an epic showdown with Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion.

The bout, held at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, showcased Benavidez's relentless offensive prowess. After a cautious start, Benavidez ignited his engine in the third round, unleashing a barrage of punches that stunned and battered Andrade.

The fourth round saw Benavidez deliver a thunderous right that sent Andrade crashing to the canvas, marking a decisive turning point in the fight. Benavidez continued his relentless assault, leaving Andrade no room to breathe or retaliate.

With Andrade visibly shaken and unable to mount an effective defense, his corner wisely threw in the towel, mercifully ending the contest in the sixth round.

Will this victory bring him a match with Alvarez?

This resounding victory has propelled Benavidez to the forefront of the super middleweight division, cementing his status as a formidable contender for Canelo Alvarez's throne.

Benavidez's post-fight declaration, "This was a reminder to everyone who is the super middleweight champion," echoed through the arena, sending a clear message to Alvarez that he is ready to challenge for supremacy. Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight kingpin, has been criticized for seeking out opponents in lighter weight classes rather than facing the top contenders in his own division.

Benavidez's emphatic victory over Andrade has reignited calls for Alvarez to step up and face the rising star of the super middleweight ranks. A clash between Benavidez and Alvarez would undoubtedly be a blockbuster event, capturing the attention of boxing fans worldwide.

Both fighters possess exceptional skills and explosive power, making for an unpredictable and exhilarating spectacle. The stage is set for an epic clash that could redefine the super middleweight landscape. It remains to be seen what the champion Canelo Alvarez will say.

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