David Benavidez: “Not Fighting Me Now Will Bite These Guys In The Ass.”

David Benavidez Is Frustrated With Not Getting Big Fights

David Benavidez smiles towards Jermall Charlo and Caleb Plant
Jermall Charlo (top), David Benavidez (right), Caleb Plant | Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime (Charlo)/Seeyouringside(Benavidez)/Sean Michael Ham (Plant)

David Benavidez Says the Bill Will Come Due for Fighters Ducking Him

Two-time WBC super middleweight champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez (25-0, 22KOs) is becoming the most avoided fighter in boxing. Moreover, he wants to fight the top names in the sport and is frustrated that they are all talk and no action.

Benavidez is set to face former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (43-4, 36KOs) for the WBC interim title on May 21. However, Red Flag’s name keeps coming up in other fighters’ mouths until it comes time to talk about lacing up the gloves.


Caleb “Sweethands” Plant took to social media posting pictures of his rival having drug issues and weighing in overweight, which cost Benavidez the WBC title in 2020. Furthermore, he alerted the world that, “Fatboy (Benavidez) can’t fuck with me”, not long ago. However, Jose Benavidez Sr revealed that after trying to make the fight, Plant declined to take it.

WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo has traded words with the two-time super-middleweight champion. One half of Lion’s Only acted like he wanted some smoke with Red Flag. However, Charlo was quick to say Benavidez was low-value when asked about fighting him on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast.


While speaking with the media, Benavidez expressed to 3Kings Boxing not only how frustrating it has been not getting these fights, but how they are making a mistake by letting him gain experience.

“It’s frustrating me a little bit cause I feel like I deserve these big fights. I’m still undefeated, a two-time world champion, so I’ve basically paid my dues. I’ve been a professional for nine years already. I started when I was 16, I’m 25 now, so I’ve been here a long time, and I’ve paid my dues.”

“I feel like these guys are making a mistake not giving me the fight now […] the more I am in the ring, the more I learn. The more I see, the higher my IQ goes. So I feel like it’s really going to turn around and bite them in the ass once it’s time for them to get in the ring with me.”

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."