Sep 28 2019
Saturday

Staples Center, LA, United States

12 rounds contest @ Super Middleweight
33-1-1
KO 9
KO 9
21-0-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Middleweight Championship

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37
Age
25
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74.4" / 189 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
KOUDSDTKOKO
33
Wins
21
24
By KO
18
73
KO%
86
1
Loses
0
1
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2013

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Anthony Dirrell vs David Benavidez report

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 12 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 60 more professional rounds, 175 to Benavidez's 115.

Dirrell vs Benavidez form

Anthony Dirrell had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Kyrone Davis on 27th February 2021 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight eliminator fight at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by David Benavidez 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 defeated Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.

Before that, he had beat Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.

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.

Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had won against J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.

Hehad defeated Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Activity check

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, 2 months and 22 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 6 days ago.

Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 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.

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.

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