David Benavidez vs David Lemieux
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David Benavidez will face David Lemieux on Saturday, May 21 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Here, you will find when, where, and how to watch the Benavidez vs Lemieux fight along with fight cards and predictions.

Benavidez, who had a perfect record of 25-0 with 22 knockouts, had the green belt taken away from him twice: the first time, in 2018, for a failed cocaine test; the second time, in 2020, for failing to make weight for a championship defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo.

Benavidez is still winless and is widely considered to be one of the roughest and most exciting fighters in his weight class, despite the fact that he has a number of weaknesses.

The 33-year-old Lemieux held the IBF version of the 160-pound championship. He was set to face Tureano Johnson on the Canelo-Rocky Fielding card a few months after his victory over Gary O’Sullivan.

Lemieux has a record of 43-4 with 36 knockouts in his professional career. On the other hand, for a number of years, it had been common knowledge that Lemieux’s transition to middleweight was a difficult one.

Here, you will know everything about the fight.

When is David Benavidez vs David Lemieux?

Date: The fight will be held on Saturday, May 21.

Time: The undercards will start at 10 p.m. ET. The ring walk of the main card will begin at Midnight.

Location: The fight will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The venue has a capacity of 18,300 people. So, buy your tickets to watch the fights with your own eyes.

How to Watch David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux?

Showtime will broadcast the live streaming of the Benavidez vs Lemieux on their platform. You will need to subscribe to this platform to watch the event online. You can take the subscription to Showtime only for $10.99/month. Showtime also offers a free trial option.

David Benavidez’s Record And Bio:

Nationality: American

Born: December 17, 1996

Height: 6-1

Reach: 74.5 inches

Total fights: 25

Record: 25-0 with 22 knockouts

David Lemieux’s Record And Bio:

Nationality: Canadian

Born: December 22, 1988

Height: 5-9

Reach: 70 inches

Total fights: 47

Record: 43-4 with 36 knockouts

Full Fight Cards:

  • David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux for interim WBC Super Middleweight title
  • Yoelvis Gomez vs. Jorge Cota; Junior Middleweight
  • Luis Reynaldo Nunez vs. Javier Fierro; Featherweight

Benavidez vs. Lemieux Prediction:

Benavidez is going to keep moving forward, but he is going to cut those combinations shorter and take a step back, which will close the window of opportunity for the shorter guy to connect with anything of significance.

Furthermore, Benavidez will vary up his approach with left and right hooks to the body as well as uppercuts to the head, as he has done well in prior fights. Because of this, Lemieux will eventually get too exhausted to continue and the referee will have to step in. Prediction: David Benavidez will win the fight.

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