On Saturday night, November 25, David “El Monstruo” Benavídez once again showed his full arsenal, as he dominated former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, scoring a stoppage after the sixth round of their SHOWTIME pay-per-view main event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Benavídez (28-0, 24 KOs) was in rare form, despite a valiant and gutsy effort from Andrade (32-1, 19 KOs), who boxed well and held his own early on. Benavidez dropped Andrade with a looping punch just seconds before the end of the fourth round, and you could sense that the fight had completely shifted.
Benavidez continued to push the tempo, scoring many more punishing blows over the next few rounds. Andrade gave his all in the sixth, but his corner elected to halt the fight at the end of the round in the face of Benavidez’s all-out attack.
“I think I just solidified myself as a dominant force here,” Benavídez said. “I just reminded everyone who the real champion at 168 is. Who wants to see me versus Canelo? I’m going to be super middleweight champion of the world, three-time world champion. Now, just give me the fight that we all want to see. Who wants to see Benavídez versus Canelo?”
“Let’s give the people what they want to see,” Benavidez. added. “They want to see Benavídez versus Canelo.”
Chris Robinson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org