David Benavidez

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Name: David Benavidez
Alias: El Bandera Roja Red Flag
Birth Name: Anthony David Benavidez
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 188cm
Reach: 189cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Jose Benavidez Sr.
Promoter: Sampson Lewkowicz

Amateur Career

  • Amateur Record: 15-0-0.
  • Benavidez had minimal amateur experience and there were two reasons for this. “My dad always trained me a professional style,” he explained. “Once you go into the amateurs, you pick up a lot of bad habits. You’re not really throwing your punches all the way. You kind of slap; that’s how we felt, so my my dad thought it would be a good idea to practice that pro style. Also, I was really heavy when I was younger - about 250 pounds, when I was 13, so it took me two years to lose the weight. That’s another reason why I didn’t really fight in the amateurs.” Benavidez didn’t fight in any tournaments but made up for that with sparring some of the best fighters in the world. [1]

Regional & Minor Titles

  • NABF Junior light heavyweight title
  • interim WBC World super middleweight title

Career Factoids

  • Has defeated 2 opponents (1 by KO) for the world title.
  • Has a record of 3-0-0 (1 KO's) in world title fights.


Preceded by:
Badou Jack
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
2017 Sept 9 – 2019 Feb 24
Declared Champion in Recess
Succeeded by:
Anthony Dirrell