After combating all throughout North America for the final six years, former WBC tremendous middleweight champion David Benavidez will return to his native Phoenix to face fellow former titlist Jose Uzcategui atop an August twenty eighth Showtime card.
Showtime formally introduced the venue as we speak; whereas they made no point out of the undercard, Francisco A. Salazar revealed earlier this month that David’s brother Jose would finish a prolonged layoff that day.
Benavidez (24-1, 21 KO) vs. Uzcategui (31-4, 26 KO) would have been a dream combat again in 2018, when Benavidez held the WBC title and Uzcategui had simply completed dominating Andre Dirrell for the interim IBF belt. It’s misplaced a little bit of luster these previous few years, largely attributable to Uzcategui’s struggles. “Bolivita” misplaced his belt to Caleb Plant in his first protection, then misplaced an upset to determination to Lionell Thompson later that yr. He’s since smashed a few journeymen in Mexico, however it’s exhausting to think about him posing a risk to “El Bandera Roja.”
However no less than there’s Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley the subsequent day, proper?