Benavidez: I’m looking to knock Anthony Dirrell out

Undefeated former world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (21-0, 18 KOs) is looking to regain his title when he takes on current WBC super middleweight world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) on PPV Saturday on the Spence-Porter card at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. At just 22 years of age, Benavidez is twelve years younger than Dirrell.

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“The last six fighters I’ve faced have all talked about how they have more experience than me, and it’s true, but they’ve all been beat,” says Benavidez. “I’m not going to intimidated by anybody. Nobody scares me. I’m just here to do what I do best. I did everything right and we’ll see the results on September 28.

“I’m looking to knock Anthony Dirrell out. If we don’t get it, I’m going to give the fans a great fight. Either way, I’m looking to dominate.”

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  • This may well be one of the more interesting fights of the year: Dirrell has more experience and has fought better opposition but Benavidez is not only undefeated but climbing up the ranks fast. Interestingly, both fighters have fought only once in 2018 and 2019 so far. Both fighters have a good chin, and and a good KO rate.

    No outcome would surprise me, but I think its gonna be Benavidez by UD.

  • Benavidez has much better skills, and has crack on his punches. If he remains an ACTIVE fighter he would be in the top 10 P4P fighters today. I’m not sure about what Dirrell can do against Benavidez? I see a rout in this fight, after the 3rd or 4 th round, look for Benavidez to step on the gas and give Dirrell a WHUPPIN!!!!

  • Benavidez hits hard with both hands and throws punches in combination. He has a good jab and uses it often to set up his other punches. The barrage of punches he unleashed to stop Porky Medina was astounding. Dirrell is good but nothing special. Benavidez is a special fighter.

    The big differences between Benavidez and Dirrell are talent and upside. We’ve seen what Dirrell has to offer but Benavidez can still get better. He’s on his way to becoming a superstar if he stays active and doesn’t let the cocaine-induced detour derail his career.

    If the fight doesn’t go to a decision, it will be Benavidez winning via KO.

  • Both guys hit hard, but Benavidez is more explosive. Youth will prevail against experience in this fight. Experience ends after a well placed punch, and think Dirrell will have plenty to choose.
    Don’t see this fight going the distance, the same way I don’t think it’s going to be a boring one

  • Obvious win for David. Too young to weird too strong. I don’t like his brother but I’ve been rooting for David for years. Go get em!

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