David Benavidez signs on to fight for interim light heavyweight title,...

The WBC has actually revealed that David Benavidez, the interim very middleweight champ, will be going up in weight to fight Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the interim title at light heavyweight. Benavidez’s promoter likewise validated the news, specifying that the fight is set up for early June. This relocation does not dismiss Benavidez’s return to the very middleweight department to possibly challenge Alvarez later on in the year. Benavidez has actually held the WBC very middleweight title two times in the past however has actually never ever dealt with Alvarez in the ring. The Alvarez group has actually hesitated to deal with Benavidez, with Alvarez being connected to possible battles with other challengers. If Benavidez records the WBC interim belt at light heavyweight, he will end up being a leading competitor for the winner of the Dmitry Bivol vs. Artur Beterbiev fight to crown an undeniable champ. Gvozdyk, the previous WBC light heavyweight champ, has actually picked up in 2023 and is now set to deal with Benavidez for the interim title.


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