Anthony Dirrell (WBC) vs. David Benavidez - September 28th 2019

Dirrell vs. Benavidez Winner and How?

  • Anthony Dirrell Stoppage

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Anthony Dirrell Decision

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • David Benavidez Decision

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • David Benavidez Stoppage

    Votes: 6 66.7%

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Jun 6, 2013
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Somebody once wrote: "David Benavidez may well be the best overall boxer in the sport today."


Wait - that was ME ! :lol:
 
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Somebody once wrote: "David Benavidez may well be the best overall boxer in the sport today."


Wait - that was ME ! :lol:
He has zero athleticism and is very stationary, though. Offensive beast, though. His hands are as fast as Andy Ruiz Jr.'s.
 
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^ You're selling him very short.

Benavidez has that "Golovkin" thing going on, where he can just stand in the pocket, negating anything coming at hm, while waiting for his opponent to make a mistake. And like Golovkin, he can throw from odd angles. He's also a GREAT counterpuncher, despite being built primarily for a forward style offense. He has patience, calmness under pressure, ring smarts, excellent power, excellent reach, and of course the fastest hands in the division.

His one fault is his defensive footwork, as you sort of said. But even that is getting better. Plus, he does brilliant head slips, (a la Canelo) so defensive foot movement is not that much of a necessity. He doesn't have the "athleticism" of a Loma or a RJJ, but IMO that doesn't make his style any less effective. Perhaps even the opposite, as Benavidez's style doesn't use up a lot of energy.

Thinking on it right now, Benavidez reminds me a lot of the great Dimitri Pirog.
 
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He has zero athleticism and is very stationary, though. Offensive beast, though. His hands are as fast as Andy Ruiz Jr.'s.
Benavidez has the fastest hands ive ever seen, them combos might not a have alot if power in them but they will make you dizzy, Love looked lost every time Benavidez threw them combos

Also he stands there completely square on waiting for you to bite to counter you with some quick combos, for the most part looks like hes playing with his opponent
 
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Benavidez has the fastest hands ive ever seen, them combos might not a have alot if power in them but they will make you dizzy, Love looked lost every time Benavidez threw them combos

Also he stands there completely square on waiting for you to bite to counter you with some quick combos, for the most part looks like hes playing with his opponent
That Gavril fight, first one, wasn't that flattering, though. I still think he's probably the most unathletic guy I've seen at SMW. Just odd how he stands is asll. He's a wall, though, and yeah, his hands are damn fast. Definitely selling him short with the Ruiz Jr. shout, but he's the first Mexican with very quick hands that came into my head :lol:.
 
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That Gavril fight, first one, wasn't that flattering, though. I still think he's probably the most unathletic guy I've seen at SMW. Just odd how he stands is asll.....
I rarely disagree with you, but I think you're just WAAAAY off with this idea that Benavidez is unathletic. Watch his highlight reels.
Yeah, I hate highlight reels too, in general, but because Benavidez fights in spurts, it's a great way to realize just how much he IS moving in there. Again, like Golovkin, the movement is mostly upper body & head, but it's brilliant. He's VERY hard to hit. He even successfully uses the Philly shell, on occasion, which requires lightning reflexes.



Why should he waste energy moving his feet around, if he doesn't have to? And occasionally he DOES show pretty good defensive footwork, esp in the Douglin & Medina fights. He'll also sometimes pivot & throw at the same time, again like Golovkin, creating punches that are hard to see coming. - and if that's not athleticism, then what is?

Of course, he did look rather average in the first Gavril fight. I'll give yo that.
 
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I guess Dirrell is looking at a short title reign. Benavidez will likely beat the shit out of him. Man, he looked godawful against Yildirim.
 
Michael b*nson‏ @MichaelBensonn

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman held a press conference with Avni Yildirim in Turkey today to announce that the WBC have accepted his appeal for an immediate rematch with Anthony Dirrell. Assume an official order will follow shortly.

Looks like Dirrell vs. Yildrim 2 will happen for the WBC Title.
Eubank Jr vs. Benavidez for the IBO Title anyone?
 
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I guess Dirrell is looking at a short title reign. Benavidez will likely beat the shit out of him. Man, he looked godawful against Yildirim.
Dirrell said a few fights back hes retiring soon, he literally just wanted to win the world title and then cash out
 
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Benavidez' promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has said the fight will happen in August or September.

Was hoping for a closer date than that... But hey, at least it's on!
 
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Benavidez' promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has said the fight will happen in August or September.

Was hoping for a closer date than that... But hey, at least it's on!
Why put such a retarded long time to fight!? I hate this about boxing. June or July sounds about right to me. July is pushing it, but fucking August or September is ridiculous! It's almost settled that we'll only see both fighting twice this year.
 
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