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David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux: Preview, Where to watch and betting odds

Nnaemeka Ijioma
18 May 2022

Two-time WBC Super middleweight returns to the ring to fight highly rated and former WBC middleweight champion. The two middleweights will fight for the interim WBC super-middleweight title. Benavidez has the infamous record of being twice stripped of his titles by the WBC, first for testing positive for cocaine and secondly for failing to make weight.

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David Benavidez

Location: Gila River Arena, Phoenix Arizona

Date: 21.05.2022, 22:00 ET

Where to watch: Showtime. Viewers can stream Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE.


David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez is an undefeated middleweight boxer who became the NABF junior light-heavyweight champion in 2015. Two years later, he defeated Ronald Gavril for the WBC super-middleweight belt. After losing the title due to a failed test, he reclaimed the title in 2019 after a dominant TKO of Anthony Dirrell in round 9 of the bout. Having been stripped of his title for a failed drug, he suffered the same fate again when he failed to make weight and could not defend his title against Roamer Alexis Angulo.

After going through 25 matches undefeated, pundits feel that Benavidez is finally going against a worthy opponent in the heavy-hitting Canadian, David Lemieux, who is billed to challenge seriously in the 12 round main event in his hometown at Gila River Arena, Phoenix, Arizona.

I want to be the best fighter. I have more experience, and I am getting stronger, getting faster. I have earned my shot. I have paid my dues. The champion has to fight the number one contender. I believe in myself. I believe my skills, I believe my hunger. And nobody can stop me.

David Benavidez

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David Benavidez’s Tale of the Tape

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: December 17, 1996
  • Height: 6-1
  • Reach: 74.5 inches
  • Total fights: 25
  • Record: 25-0 with 22 wins via knockout

Since making his professional debut, David "The Demolisher” Lemieux has picked up the WBC International middleweight and IBF middleweight titles. After a stellar amateur career, he was a 3-time Canadian champion. Lemieux is renowned for his heavy-hitting punches, which he has deployed to win many fights.

In 2018, he was hospitalized for dehydration, and his bout with Bahamian boxer Tureano Johnson was canceled. Lemieux blamed it on hitting the gym immediately after an earlier fight with Irish boxer Gary O’Sullivan. Lemieux blamed it on his working hard to earn the ultimate prize of a world title fight.

Lemieux lost his IBF belt to Gennadiy Golovkin, but since that defeat, he has gone 9-1. He is currently on a five-fight win streak.

David Lemieux's Tale of the Tape

  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Born: December 22, 1988
  • Height: 5-9
  • Reach: 70 inches
  • Total fights: 47
  • Record: 43-4 with 36 wins via knockout


The sportsbooks have installed Davide Benavidez as the overwhelming favorite to win at 1.04. A win for David Lemieux is priced at 9 odds, and 15 odds will get a draw.

A bet for Benavidez to win by KO/TKO is at 1.17

While a bet for Lemieux to win by KO/TKO is at a hefty 13.

Odds are from 1Xbet, 22Bet and Bet365. Check them for more options on the exciting fight.

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