It’s unexpected that Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) is considering taking up the 22-year-old Benavidez (21-0, 18 KO). After Dirrell’s recent 10 round technical decision conquer Avni Yildirim about February 2-3, he left it very clear he would like to be involved with big money conflicts. Dirrell might never get a chance to make those high earnings struggles if he faces Benavidez and loses to him, which is very potential.
Benavidez lately returned from the 13 month past off Saturday night on March 16 to prevent J’Leon Love (24-4-1, 13 KOs) at the second round in their co-feature bout to the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia card on Fox Sports pay-per-view at AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas. The struggle wasn’t competitive unfortunately. Love appeared as if he didn’t belong within the ring with all both ’2″ Benavidez, and he was quickly taken out.
Dirrell was a fantastic fighter six decades back, but he’s perhaps not been impressive lately in his wins within Denis Douglin and Avni Yildirim. Although Dirrell won both fights, he looked beatable, and nothing like the fighter he had been back 2012. Never the less, the flat footed Dirrell packs a punch, but is exceptionally accurate, and he’s volatile in short bursts. If Dirrell can float with his punching arsenal ancient on Benavidez using a flurry of shots, he could knock him out immediately like he did in stopping Caleb Truax at the very first round in April 2016. No one has knocked out Truax the manner that Dirrell did. It required Danny Jacobs 1 2 rounds to discontinue Truax in the 12th round in 2015.
Dirrell’s best chance of defeating Benavidez will be really to go after him at the first round until he’s had a chance to begin landing his big shots. If the struggle goes more than the very first, Benavidez will begin walking Dirrell down and battering him exactly the manner that Badou Jack did in beating him by a 12 round majority decision in 2015. Dirrell couldn’t handle the pressure and your body rebounding from Jack. Beanvidez is more of a head hunter compared to a body puncher, but he’SA going to media Dirrell at exactly the exact same fashion that Jack did. This ’s just how Benavidez fights. Benavidez has excellent boxing skills also, but he prefers to drift down his rivals and score highlight-reel knock outs.