Bets are being accepted on the fight between David Benavidez and David Lemieux: the Canadian boxer’s winning streak will be completed in Glendale
Experts believe David Benavidez will continue his unbeaten streak in professional boxing against David Lemieux on Saturday.
Gila River Arena will host this fight for the WBC super middleweight title, and you have the opportunity to watch the fight live on USA Showtime. There will be several worthwhile events in the TGB Promotions catalog, but this fight is by far the most interesting.
David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux Bookie Odds and Fight Details
- David Benavidez is now unbeaten, out of 25 matches he finished 22 by knockout.
- David Lemieux has 47 fights, of which 43 wins and 4 losses.
- The fight is for the interim WBC super middleweight title, as Saul Alvarez will soon return to that weight class from light heavyweight.
- Arena: Gila River Arena (Glendale, Arizona)
- Start Time: The main card kicks off at 10:00 PM ET (7:00 PM local time) and the title fight is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 AM ET (9:00 PM local time).
- Where to watch the fight: Showtime.
David Benavidez vs David Lemieux Betting odds
Odds source: BetOnline.
- David Benavidez wins -1400.
- Draw +2000.
- David Lemieux wins +950.
Red flag doesn’t mean stop
For David Benavidez, this will be the 26th battle in a professional career, before that the boxer was undefeated. He has a record 22 knockouts out of 25 fights, which equates to 88% knockouts.
The 25-year-old athlete from Phoenix is now ranked 5th in the United States by weight and 7th in the world, with Saul Alvarez in the top spot.
Holding the WBC belt would improve Benavidez’s position in the rankings, bringing him closer to a profitable fight with Canelo this year.
Benavidez had previously won a fight for this title, but did not receive the title due to missing weight, he defeated Roamer Alexis Angulo by technical knockout, but no one got the belt. It was a missed opportunity for Red Flag but he will try his best on Saturday.
In the last 5 fights, Benavides knocked out opponents 5 times: in 7, 11, 10, 9 and 2 rounds.
When looking at Benavidez’s current form, his knockout streak is astounding. The last boxer to avoid a knockout was Ronald Gavril over 4 years ago.
Benavidez only broke his knockout winning streak once, with one fight ending in a two-round knockout against J’Leon Love at the AT&T Arena in Arlington. The remaining knockout victories were recorded after the 7th round.
The last time the audience could watch the fight Benavidez last fall in Phoenix, where he knocked out Kyron Davis in the 7th round to the roar of the stands. This boxer is very popular among the audience, he is admired for his dynamic movement and the desire to knock out his opponent.
On the side of David Lemieux fight experience
This boxer has seen everything in his lifetime. During his professional career, he won 43 fights with 4 losses. He completed 36 fights by knockout.
Even with 4 lost fights, Lemieux’s career can be called super-successful. Only Billy Joe Saunders and Gennady Golovkin could beat him. People who understand boxing know that this is a very good statistic for a boxer.
He fights with self-confidence, which is based on a 5-win streak that started after losing to Saunders in 2017. David knocked out his opponents three times, and won on points in two fights.
Promotion in class
Lemieux has knocked out opponents in the last 2 fights in the initial rounds, including a technical knockout of David Zegarra. The third victory ahead of schedule will be highly appreciated by the fans of the Canadian boxer, but for Lemieux this is a demotion in the class after defeating boxers of a different level.
The Canadian defeated Francie Ntetu in 5 rounds before knocking out Zegarra in 2, so Lemieux’s victory by knockout or technical knockout is very likely.
The results of the boxers’ previous fights indicate that the younger Benavidez will try to immediately jump on the more experienced boxer. Lemieux will rely on competitive experience and is looking to knock out Benavidez when he tries to attack.
With that in mind, one could bet on another knockout win for Benavidez and you can see that BetOnline bookies have that kind of bet in their lineup.
This fight is interesting for betting because you can not bet on the outcome that seems obvious, but bet on group rounds. Here you can bet that Benavidez will win according to the results of specific groups of rounds, for example, 1-6 or 3-6.
All of his last fights have been won since the 7th round, and this must be taken into account when betting. Bet, for example, on the victory of Benavidez in rounds 7-12.
These bets are quite risky, but you can make good money on them
Betting line for a duel for David Benavidez against David Lemieux – more than 4.5 rounds (-125 in the BetOnline).