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David Benavidez Bio, Age, Height, Mom, Brother, Boxer and Net Worth

David Benavidez Biography

David Benavidez is an American professional boxer who was born and brought up in Pheonix, Arizona, United States. David is a two-time super middleweight world champion. Benavidez held the WBC super-middleweight title from September 8, 2017, to October 3, 2018, and regained it in September 2019 after beating Anthony Dirrell to regain the WBC super-middleweight title.

David Benavidez Age

David Benavidez was born on December 17, 1996, in Phoenix, AZ U.S.A. He is 23 years as of 2019. David celebrates his birth on December 17 every year.

David Benavidez Height and Weight

Benavidez stands at a height of 1.88m. He is of super middleweight probably 160 pounds (73 kg) and 168 pounds (76 kg), thou he has not stated his exact weight. We are keeping tabs on this information and will be updated as soon s it is available.

David Benavidez Family

Benavidez was born to a Mexican American family. His dad’s name is José Benavidez Sr. His older brother is also a boxer. Both of them were trained by their father. David has not disclosed much concerning his family.

David Benavidez Mom

David has not disclosed any information concerning his mother. However, we are keeping tabs on this information and will be updated as soon as it is available.

David Benavidez Brother

David’s brother is José Luis Benavidez Jr. Luis Benavidez Jr. is a Mexican American professional boxer who is currently fighting at welterweight. He was born on May 15, 1992, Panorama City, California, U.S and stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches which is equivalent to 1.79m.

David Benavidez Wife

David is married but has not disclosed much information concerning his partner. He likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is not available. However, we are keeping tabs on this information and will be updated as soon as it is available.

David Benavidez Facts and Body Measurements

Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about David:

  • Full Name: David Benavidez
  • Age/ How Old?: 23 years
  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1996
  • Place of Birth: Phoenix, AZ U.S.A
  • Education‎: Not Available
  • Birthday: December 17
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: José Benavidez Sr
  • Mother’s Name: Not Available
  • Siblings: José Luis Benavidez Jr
  • Married?: Not Available
  • Children/ Kids: Not Available
  • Height/ How tall?: 1.88m
  • Weight: Middleweight
  • Profession: Boxer
  • Net worth: $1.3million

David Benavidez Boxer

Benavidez made his pro debut when he was 17 years old, defeating Erasmo Moreno by knockout in one round in Puerto Peñasco. He won the NABF Junior light heavyweight title, his first belt, against Rollin Williams in April 2015. At the end of 2015, Benavidez had a record of 12 wins, with 11 stoppages and no losses. Benavidez signed a promotional deal with Sampson Lewkowicz’s Sampson Boxing in October 2015.

It was announced on January 7, 2016, that Benavidez would start the year against Kevin Cobbs (10-1, 4 KOs) on a Fox Sports 1 edition of PBC Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on January 18 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Before the fight, Cobbs was on a 4-fight win streak. Benavidez began the contest quickly and kept Cobbs at a distance.

Benavidez rocked Cobbs in round 2 on two occasions. After a few clinches, Benazidez hit Cobbs with a flurry of punches, prompting the referee to stop the fight at 1:08 of round 2. Benavidez fought next on April 30, 2016, on the undercard of Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Benavidez’s opponent was Phillip Jackson Benson. Benson was stopped in round 2 after being hurt many times in the opening round. The fight was scheduled for 8 rounds.

Benavidez took next on the undercard of the welterweight world title bout Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter, which was rescheduled to take place on June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, against Francy Ntetu (16-0, 3 KOs) in an 8-round bout. In an entertaining fight, where both boxers traded, Benavidez won the fight by round 7 TKO. He seemed to get the better of the trades with Ntetu resorting to clinching by the end of round 2.

After 1 minute and 30 seconds of round 7, the crowd booed as referee Shada Murdaugh stopped the fight due to the amount of punishment Ntetu had taken from Benavidez. It was noted that Barry Jordan, an NYSAC doctor had taken a look at Ntetu and likely would have played a role. Benavidez led 58-56, 58-56 and 59-55 on the judge’s scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

Barry Jordon later explained that it was upon his recommendation that the bout is stopped as Ntetu had taken a lot of punishment, mostly to the eye. PBC announced in July 2015, Benavidez would next fight on ESPN against contender Denis Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) in his first 10-round bout on August 5 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Benavidez was taken to the tenth round, however, he avoided hearing the final bell after stopping Douglin 35 seconds into the round. He simply broke down Douglin over the course of the fight. The referee stopped the fight as Douglin had taken punishment against the ropes.

On January 28, 2017, Benavidez took his bout on the Carl Frampton vs. Léo Santa Cruz II undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada against fellow prospect Sherali Mamajonov (14-1, 7 KOs). He started the fight cautious before unloading some heavy shots which dropped Mamajonov before the end of round 1.

At the start of round 2, Benavidez continued to land flash combinations eventually dropping Mamajanov again. He beat the count, but referee Russell Mora stopped the fight as Mamajanov appeared badly hurt. Benavidez spoke about the win after the fight, “I am a little disappointed because I wanted to give the crowd a spectacular knockout.

This is my first time-fighting at MGM Grand and I will never forget it. The atmosphere here is amazing. This fight week has been the best experience of my life. I want to continue to fight as much as I can. I want to perfect my craft, train as hard as I can and be the best that I can be.”

It was announced on March 24, 2016, that WBC agreed to sanction Benavidez against former world title challenger Rogelio Medina (37-7, 31 KOs) for the #2 mandatory spot on May 20 at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Medina was knocked down three times before the referee waved the fight off in round 8, giving Benavidez the win. Benavidez was considered one of the top prospects at super middleweight.

David Benavidez WBC Super-middleweight Champion

Benavidez vs. Gavril

After his draw against James DeGale, Badou Jack vacated his WBC super-middleweight title in order to fight at light heavyweight. The WBC ordered a match between Anthony Dirrell and Callum Smith, with the winner taking the vacant world title. With Smith taking part in WBSS, he was replaced through Benavidez. The bout was scheduled for September 2017. However, the WBC announced on August 5 that Dirrell was out due to injury.

Instead, on September 8, Benavidez would face Romanian contender Ronald Gavril (18-1, 14 KOs) for the world title at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Nevada. Benavidez defeated Gavril after 12 rounds by split decision. Two judges scored the fight 117-111, 116-111 for Benavidez, whilst the third scored it 116-111 for Gavril. However, Gavril proved to be Benavidez’s toughest test so far, with most rounds being closely contested. Benavidez seemed to struggle with conditioning and was knocked down in the final round.

Speaking about his record-breaking win, Benavidez said, “It feels amazing to win this title. It’s everything I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid. It’s everything I’ve dedicated myself to and I’ve worked hard for. It finally paid off.” According to CompuBox stats, Benavidez landed 222 of 863 punches thrown (26%) and Gavril landed 162 of his 817 thrown (20%).

Benavidez vs. Gavril II

Immediately after the first bout, rematch talks started. Gavril thought he won the first bout and disputed the decision. Sampson Promotions, Benavidez’s promoter confirmed on October 2, 2017, that negotiations had begun with Mayweather Promotions for a rematch to take place in January 2018. Benavidez stated he wanted to take the rematch to remove all doubt and set the record straight.

A deal was close to being finalized for the rematch in December 2017, to take place on the undercard of Danny García vs. Brandon Ríos on Showtime on February 17, 2018. The deal was done a few days later with the bout taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada. In front of 6,240 fans, Benavidez dominated every round, winning via unanimous decision with the scores 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109.

ESPN.com scored it a shutout 120-108 for Benavidez. Benavidez used different angles a variety of head and body shots throughout the fight leaving no doubt. Before round 11, the ringside doctor took a look at Gavril but allowed him to continue. For every one shot, Gavril landed, Benavidez replied with fast combinations. Benavidez reduced the number of shots he threw in the final round, which allowed Gavril to give him some, but little trouble.

After the fight, Benavidez said, “I knew he was going to come in aggressive. He’s a one-trick type of pony. He doesn’t know how to do anything but pressure. I used that to my advantage — jab, box him all day and when I saw the opening I took it. I didn’t knock him out but he’s a tough son of a gun.” Punch stats showed that Benavidez landed 315 of 942 punches thrown (37%) and Gavril landed 176 of his 757 thrown (23%). For the bout, Benavidez earned $400,000 to Gavril’s $125,000 purse. The fight averaged 458,000 viewers and peaked at 489,000 viewers.

Benavidez vs. Dirrell

According to sources in Mexico, a deal was close to being reached for Benavidez to defend his WBC title against Russian boxer Matt Korobov (28-1, 14 KOs) on May 17, 2018, on the Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Jr. lightweight unification undercard on July 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. On May 23, 2018, Top Rank’s Bob Arum revealed he has signed Benavidez to his stable, giving him a signing bonus of $250,000.

Sampson Lewkowicz filed a lawsuit. According to Lewkowicz, Benavidez signed an extension with his company in November 2017, which extended his contract until 2021. By June 13, the suit was settled and Benavidez returned the signing bonus to Top Rank. It was reported on June 21, a deal had been reached for Benavidez to defend his WBC title against mandatory challenger Anthony Dirrell (32-1-1, 24 KOs). The fight was ordered by the WBC on May 21 and scheduled purse bids were due on June 22. A deal was reached on June 21. The fight was reported to take place on the same card as Shawn Porter vs. Danny García on Showtime on September 8.

David Benavidez Positive drug test and suspension

It was reported on September 18, 2018, that Benavidez had tested positive for cocaine from a urine sample collected on August 27 by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA). He was eventually stripped of his title and received a four months-long suspension through February 2019 by the WBC. It was announced on 19 December 2018, that he would be returning to the ring on March 16.

David Benavidez -vs- Anthony Dirrell

David Benavidez Breaks Down, Stops Anthony Dirrell in Ninth

Benavidez did just that in a dominating performance, as he stopped a bloody Dirrell in the ninth round when Dirrell’s corner threw in the towel in the co-feature of the Errol Spence Jr.-Shawn Porter welterweight world title unification fight Saturday night at Staples Center. Their bout was competitive in its first half, but Benavidez wore down Dirrell and overpowered him in the last few rounds until referee Thomas Taylor stopped the bout at 1:39 of the ninth.

“This was one of the hardest fights I’ve had,” Benavidez said. “It was very tactical in the beginning, but I worked my jab the whole time. It wasn’t easy. I’m now the youngest two-time world champion, from Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve got a lot of respect for Anthony Dirrell, especially the way he fought tonight.”

David Benavidez Salary and Net Worth

David has been in the boxing industry for quite a long time. He has no doubt amassed a huge fortune with the bulk of his wealth coming from his professional boxing. Despite his obvious riches, David prefers to lead a modest lifestyle. However, the specifics about his assets and liabilities are still under review making it difficult to establish his actual net worth. His salary is also undisclosed.

Frequently Asked Questions About David Benavidez

Who is David Benavidez?

David Benavidez is an American professional boxer who was born and brought up in Pheonix, Arizona, United States. David is a two-time super middleweight world champion. Benavidez held the WBC super-middleweight title from September 8, 2017, to October 3, 2018, and regained it in September 2019 after beating Anthony Dirrell to regain the WBC super-middleweight title.

How old is David Benavidez?

David Benavidez was born on December 17, 1996, in Phoenix, AZ U.S.A. He is 23 years as of 2019. David celebrates his birth on December 17 every year.

How tall is David Benavidez?

Benavidez stands at a height of 1.88m. He is of super middleweight probably 160 pounds (73 kg) and 168 pounds (76 kg), thou he has not stated his exact weight. We are keeping tabs on this information and will be updated as soon s it is available.

Is David Benavidez married?

David is married but has not disclosed much information concerning his partner. He likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating life is not available. However, we are keeping tabs on this information and will be updated as soon as it is available.

How much is David Benavidez worth?

David has been in the boxing industry for quite a long time. He has no doubt amassed a huge fortune with the bulk of his wealth coming from his professional boxing. Despite his obvious riches, David prefers to lead a modest lifestyle. However, the specifics about his assets and liabilities are still under review making it difficult to establish his actual net worth. His salary is also undisclosed.

Is David Benavidez dead or alive?

David is still alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where does David Benavidez live?

Because of security reasons, David has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

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