By Dan Ambrose: Newly crowned WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) did what he said he was going to do in stopping WBC champ Anthony Dirrell (33-2-1, 24 KOs) in the 9th round last Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, california.
Benavidez, 22, battered Dirrell until his corner had the fight stopped in round 9. Dirrell was cut over his left eye, and taking a lot of heavy shots at the time the fight was halted.
Benavidez wants Plant
With his new WBC title, Benavidez now wants to face ibf super middleweight champion Caleb Plant
There are some talented fighters at 168 that could potentially beat both of these guys. Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Saul Canelo Alvarezdmitry bivol, who can make 168 at a moments notice.
Dirrell wants rematch with Benavidez
Dirrell after the fight.
Dirrell was too small to battle Benavidez in the trenches
The size advantage for Benavidez was too much. He not only looked a lot taller than Dirrell, but also heavier as well. The shots that Dirrell landed bounced off Benavidez without slowing him down from his relentless attacks.
Benavidez wants to take on the top 168-lb fighters