David Benavidez (USA) vs David Lemieux (Canada)
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A WBC interim title boxing bout will take place in the United States on May 22. The belt will be contested by American David Benavidez and Canadian David Lemieux.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
David Benavidez: Former champion and heavy favorite
Benavidez is a former two-time WBC middleweight champion. He doesn't have a single defeat on his record and has won the vast majority of his victories by knockout. He knocked out Kieran Davies in the seventh round in his last fight.
I'm excited about fighting for another belt, and I'm plowing on in the gym with fury because it's another big opportunity for my career and my future. David Lemieux still has a lot of power, so I have to be at my best and hone my skills to 100 percent. I'm sure I can stop Lemieux, and I plan to give my fans another great fight on May 21.
David Lemieux: His best years behind him
Lemieux is a former IBF (2015) world champion and WBO (2017) middleweight title challenger. There has been little hard-hitting opposition in his career, and to boxing fans from the former Soviet Union, he is known for his fight against Gennady Golovkin in 2017. Of course, Lemieux lost that fight.
Ever since I turned professional, I've dreamed of taking the WBC belt. And here's my chance to take it. It's a very important fight for me, and I plan to make a serious statement on May 21.
Expert Betting Tips
Both bookmakers and experts see no chance for David Lemieux in this fight. He's inferior by exactly every measure, and it's not even theoretically clear what he can pick up the win from. It is a frank mismatch for the former champion.
Analysts offer 1.05 on David Benavidez's win, while David Lemieux's win is 8.50.
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