Jose Benavidez Jr takes on undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo on Saturday, November 25 at Michelob ULTRA Area in Las Vegas. The pair squares off within the non-title bout, scheduled for 10 rounds. The competition serves because the co-main occasion on the PPV card, topped by David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade.
Phoenix-based Benavidez Jr (28-2-1, 19 KOs) was in motion in August when he stopped Sladan Janjanin within the fifth spherical. With the win, Panorama Metropolis, California native rebounded from the defeat by majority resolution in opposition to Danny Garcia final July. In October 2018, the 31-year-old challenged Terence Crawford for WBO welterweight title, however was stopped within the twelfth spherical.
Houston-based Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) makes his ring return after over two years of layoff. In his earlier bout in June 2021, the 33-year-old native of Lafayette, Louisiana defeated Juan Macias Montiel by unanimous resolution and retained his belt.
“I really like being at this weight class,” Jose Benavidez Jr mentioned at a latest media exercise. “I’ve been maintaining a healthy diet and feeling robust. I really feel like that is the burden I belong at. I’ve bought my man power and I’ve been sparring my brother and his sparring companions. I’ve been pushing them again, in order that should say one thing. I’m actually motivated and excited. Phrases can’t even do justice for the way nice I really feel.”
“There are lots of doubters. There’s at all times gonna be doubters. Come November 25, I shut all of them up and show to the world that I belong right here.”
“I mentioned what I needed to say to Charlo. I’m gonna at all times communicate my thoughts. If he can’t take the warmth, select one other sport.”
The primary occasion, options undefeated two-time WBC tremendous middleweight champion David Benavidez up in opposition to unbeaten two-division world champion Demetrius Andrade. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds with Benavidez’s interim WBC 168-pound title on the road.
Within the UK and Australia, Benavidez vs Andrade airs reside on Sunday, November 26.
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