Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez is a few weeks away from returning to the ring in his hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, November 13 live on Showtime from Footprint Center.
Benavidez will collide in the main event with another former world champion, Jose Uzcategui, in a super middleweight title eliminator.
The bout will mark the first time that Benavidez enters the ring in Phoenix since 2015.
Benavidez is hoping to use this upcoming bout to catapult himself into a world title fight with the winner of the upcoming super middleweight unification between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Caleb Plant, who collide on November 6th for the WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO world titles on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
"We’re just focused on Uzcategui, but of course there are bigger fights for me in the future. If I win this fight, I’m in the number one spot for whoever wins between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant," Benavidez said.
“Facing Canelo would be a huge fight in the super middleweight division, but I have to go out there on November 13 and get this victory first.
“Right now, with the level I’m at, the fighters that I’m seeking to fight are champions and former champions. Whether it’s Canelo, Plant or Jermall Charlo, I feel like we’re all going to end up facing each other at some point.
“Canelo vs. Plant is a great fight for the division. It’s a fight where both guys have a lot to prove. Those kinds of fights tend to bring the best out of everybody. There’s a lot of pressure and a lot of glory on the line, so I feel like they’re going to be the best they’ve ever been. I’m going to be ready for the winner next."