Two time WBC World Super Middleweight champion, David Benavidez, is ready to return home to Phoenix, Arizona to defend his title.
Boxing promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, was recently granted his boxing promoter license in Arizona, green lighting the upcoming card for Sampson boxing and Benavidez.
Lewkowicz is excited to get Benavidez back to his hometown and finally bring some excitement and entertainment back to boxing fans amidst this virus epidemic.
“This will be a huge fight for the David Benavidez and for the state of Arizona when it happens, and I am ready to help make it an unforgettable event for the people of Phoenix and fans around the world. I thank the Arizona Department of Gaming for professionalism and accessibility. Everyone stay safe, stay inside. When the pandemic finally ends and boxing returns to normal, this will be another event I am very proud to be part of.”
Benavidez won his title back in September 2019 against Anthony Dirrell. Benavidez was suspended and stripped of his first title in 2018 for a failed drug test. Benavidez is 22-0 with 19 coming by way of knockout. His first title defense in his second stint as champion is a homecoming dream story for any aspiring boxer.
David Benavidez Waiting on The All Clear
Unfortunately for David Benavidez, his homecoming is delayed by the coronavirus epidemic. The fight was originally scheduled for April 18th but was canceled due to events with COVID-19. This will be Benavidez first time boxing in Phoenix since 2015. That was a card on Showtime.
There is no opponent, date or venue yet, Lewkowicz says that will be all figured out as we get through this pandemic. Once the news is announced you will hear it here.
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