David Benavidez Eyes A Move Up: “I Want Bivol At 175”

David Benavidez Seeks his Next Challenge at Super Middleweight

David Benavidez targets Dmitry Bivol at 175
David Benavidez targets Dmitry Bivol at 175 | credit: Esther Lin/Showtime, Getty

David Benavidez Wishes to Test the Might of Dmitry Bivol a 175

Two-time WBC super middleweight champion “The Mexican Monster” David Benavidez (27-0, 23KO) once again has expressed interest in moving up to light heavyweight. This time, he has set his sights on WBA champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11KO).

Benavidez is locked into an upcoming fight with two-divisional champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade on November 25. Nevertheless, he is already looking ahead to more significant challenges in the future, with a potential showdown against Bivol.


During an interview with EsNews, The Mexican Monster expressed great enthusiasm about fighting the WBA champion.

“After I’m done with 168, I’m moving up to 175, and that’s the first fight I want. I want Bivol at 175 . . . I’m very competitive, and I really want to be the best.”

There is a bit of history between Bivol and Benavidez, as they have engaged in some intense sparring sessions. The fighters have expressed mutual respect since sharing that moment in the ring.

It isn’t the first time Benavidez has mentioned the possibility of moving up to light heavyweight. In 2022, he entertained the idea out of frustration due to his inability to secure a high-profile fight)

On March 25, Benavidez secured a significant victory over his long-time rival and former IBF champion, Caleb Plant. immediately following the victory, he wasted no time in calling for the undisputed champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The Mexican Monster must not lose focus or underestimate the challenge at hand, as Andrade is a formidable opponent. Several boxing pundits are predicting that the two-time WBC champion could suffer his first career defeat.

A win over Andrade is the only way he can solidify a position in the quest for a showdown against the undisputed champion.

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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."