Canelo vs Benavidez

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  • Canelo vs Benavidez
  • 53-1-2 22-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • WBA World Super Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • SD MD 12TKO 3UD 12TKO 11 < form KO 8SD 12UD 12TKO 2KO 9 <
  • Tape
  • 30 age 23
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 6' 1" / 185cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 76" / 193cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 53 wins 22
  • 36 by ko 19
  • 68% Ko% 86%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 2 draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2013
  • 402 Pro rds 87
  • current rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • 4 The Ring 1
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • 1 WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Benavidez Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could fight David Benavidez in Late 2020 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

The contest would be for the WBA super middleweight championship of the world.

Canelo would be defending WBA World Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Rocky Fielding in December 2018. He has held this belt for 1 year 7 months and 20 days.

Benavidez will be defending his WBC World Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Anthony Dirrell in September 2019. He has held this belt for 10 months and 6 days.

Canelo vs Benavidez stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 53 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

David Benavidez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins, with 19 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Benavidez would have advantage in power over Canelo, with a 86% knock out percentage over Canelo's 68%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the older man by 7 years, at 30 years old.

Benavidez has a height advantage of 4 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & David Benavidez fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Benavidez, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 315 more professional rounds, 402 to Benavidez's 87.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO and 4 by the RING in the 168lb division.

David Benavidez is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 168lb division.

Canelo vs Benavidez form

Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before that, he had 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.

He had won against Rogelio Medina on 20th May 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, David Benavidez has been fighting more than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 9 months and 2 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing was 10 months and 7 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 4 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

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