Dirrell vs Benavidez Info
David Benavidez beat Anthony Dirrell by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight took place over 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.
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 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 12 years, at 35 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 159 to Benavidez's 87.
Dirrell vs Benavidez form
Dirrell had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Denis Douglin on 17th November 2017 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, Afghanistan.
Before that, he had won against Norbert Nemesapati on 13th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States.
He had beat Caleb Truax on 29th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City.
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 J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had defeated Rogelio Medina on 20th May 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, United States.
He had beat Sherali Mamajonov on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
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 1 year 5 months and 19 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing had been 1 year 4 months and 26 days ago.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 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.
Who broadcast Dirrell vs Benavidez?
Dirrell vs Benavidez was broadcast on FOX Sports PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.