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Who won Dirrell vs Benavidez?
David Benavidez beat Anthony Dirrell by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super middleweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr beating Shawn Porter for the IBF World Welterweight and WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Mario Barrios beat Batyr Akhmedov for the WBA World Super Lightweight belt, Josesito Lopez defeated John Molina Jr and Robert Guerrero was victorious over Gerald Thomas.
Dirrell vs Benavidez stats
Anthony Dirrell stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Benavidez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had advantage in power over Dirrell, with a 86% knock out percentage over Dirrell's 73%.
Anthony Dirrell was the older man by 13 years, at 37 years old.
Dirrell had a height advantage of 1 inch over Benavidez. Despite this, Benavidez had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Dirrell & David Benavidez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dirrell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 63 more professional rounds, 171 to Benavidez's 108.
Dirrell vs Benavidez form
Dirrell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to David Benavidez on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Denis Douglin on 17th November 2017 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, Afghanistan.
He had beat Norbert Nemesapati on 13th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States.
Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had won against J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hehad beat Ronald Gavril on 8th September 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, Afghanistan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Benavidez had been fighting more than Anthony Dirrell.
Going to this contest, Anthony Dirrell had last fought 2 years and 26 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 9 days ago.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Dirrell vs Benavidez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Dirrell vs Benavidez?
Anthony Dirrell was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while David Benavidez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.