David Benavidez To Fight For Interim WBC
Super Middleweight Championship Next
With current Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion Canelo
Alvarez now confirmed to be facing WBC Cruiserweight
Champion Ilunga Makabu in his next bout, Sampson Lewkowicz,
promoter of undefeated two-time super middleweight world
champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, has received
permission from the WBC Board for Benavidez to fight for
their Interim Championship in his next bout.
Today at their 59th annual world convention in Mexico City,
Alvarez’s trainer Eddy Reynoso petitioned the WBC to allow
the future hall-of-famer to challenge Makabu for a chance at
another world title in an amazing fifth weight division.
Reynoso’s request was granted unanimously.
In response, Lewkowicz immediately requested that Benavidez
(25-0, 22 KOs), whom many considered at the top of the list
of potential next Canelo opponents, be given a chance to
hold their world championship for the third time in his
undefeated career. The request was also granted.
An opponent for Benavidez’s attempt at a third WBC belt will
be announced shortly.