Belts on The Line
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Who won Benavidez vs Lemieux?
David Benavidez beat David Lemieux by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 21st May 2022 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
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.
Also, on the undercard Yoelvis Gomez beat Jorge Cota and Victor Ortiz defeated Todd Manuel.
Benavidez vs Lemieux stats
David Benavidez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Lemieux made his way to the ring with a record of 43 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 36 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had a slight advantage in power over Lemieux, with a 88% knock out percentage over Lemieux's 84%.
David Benavidez was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.
Benavidez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lemieux. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both David Benavidez & David Lemieux fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benavidez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 4 months later than Lemieux, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 82 less professional rounds, 118 to Lemieux's 200.
David Benavidez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO at super middleweight.
David Lemieux was ranked number 2 by the WBC and 3 by the WBO in the 168lb division.
Benavidez vs Lemieux form
Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kyrone Davis on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had beat J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Lemieux had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated David Zegarra on 4th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hotel Holiday Inn, Morelos, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Francy Ntetu on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at Centre Gervais Auto, Quebec, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Max Bursak on 7th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Before that, he had defeated Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on 15th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Karim Achour on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Benavidez had been fighting more than David Lemieux.
Going to this contest, David Benavidez had last fought 7 months and 13 days ago, while David Lemieux's last outing had been 1 year and 22 days ago.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Lemieux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Benavidez vs Lemieux start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Benavidez vs Lemieux?
Benavidez vs Lemieux was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Benavidez vs Lemieux?
David Benavidez was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while David Lemieux made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.