David Benavidez will face Kyrone Davis on Saturday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Showtime will broadcast the fight.
Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs), who is in his eighth year as a professional fighter, is The Ring magazine’s No. 1-ranked super middleweight contender to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who became the undisputed champion in the division with his 11th-round knockout against Caleb Plant last week.
Benavidez is a potential opponent for Alvarez in a May 2022 fight. He spoke with Sporting News on Thursday about the prospect of the bout.
“You look at all the other fighters he’s fought and me, I feel like I’m the strongest opponent of all of them,” Benavidez said. “I have more knockouts than anyone else, I’m the youngest one. I have a lot of confidence in myself right now.”
First, Benavidez will face Davis (16-2-1, six KOs), who stepped in on 16 days’ notice to fight after Benavidez’s original opponent, Jose Uzcategui, tested positive for steroids. Saturday’s bout is no longer a WBC and IBF title eliminator, which would have strengthened Benavidez’s credentials for a potential Alvarez fight.
Here’s everything you need to know about David Benavidez vs. Kyrone Davis.
When is David Benavidez vs. Kyrone Davis?
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. MT
- Main event: Midnight ET | 10 p.m. MT (approx.)
The Benavidez vs. Davis card will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET in the United States. Benavidez and Davis are expected to make their walks to the ring around midnight ET, pending the outcome of the earlier fights on the main card.
How to watch Benavidez vs. Davis
Benavidez vs. Davis will stream live on Showtime pay-per-view in the United States. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Showtime below.
Where is the Benavidez vs. Davis fight?
The card will take place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Benavidez, whose family is from Phoenix, will be fighting for the first time in the arena since May 2015, when he defeated Ricardo Campilo by technical knockout. This is Benavidez’s fourth appearance in Phoenix during his professional career.
Benavidez vs. Davis betting odds
- David Benavidez: -2600
- Kyrone Davis: +1200
As of Nov. 10, Benavidez was a -2600 favorite against Davis, which means a bettor would need to wager $2,600 to make a $100 profit. Davis was a +1200 underdog, meaning a $100 bet could net a $1,200 profit.
David Benavidez record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Date of birth: Dec. 17, 1996
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 169 pounds
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 24
- Record: 24-0 with 21 knockouts
Kyrone Davis record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Nov. 7, 1994
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 167 3/4 pounds
- Reach: 73 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 16-2-1 with six knockouts
Benavidez vs. Davis fight card
- David Benavidez vs. Kyrone Davis; super middleweights
- Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Francisco Emanuel Torres; super welterweights
- Rock Dodler Myrthil vs. Ladarius Miller; super lightweights
- Jonathan Javier Fierro vs. Victor Ruiz; super featherweights
- Keenan Carbajal vs. Josean Bonilla; featherweights
- Elijah Lorenzo Garcia vs. Todd Manuel; super welterweights
- Jesus Abel Ibarra vs. Hector Ruben Ambriz Suarez; super lightweights
- Farid Ngoga vs. Isaac Freeman; super welterweights
- Micky Scala vs. Martez Jackson; super welterweights