David Benavidez, Kyrone Davis make weight for Saturday’s fight

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David Benavidez and Kyrone Davis made weight for their 10-round super middleweight fight Saturday at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Benavidez’s hometown.

Benavidez weighed 169 pounds, one over the division limit but allowable because no titles are at stake. Davis came in at 167.75.

Davis (16-2-1, 6 KOs) took the fight two weeks ago after Jose Uzcategui was pulled from the show for allegedly testing positive for a banned substance.

Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) is a former two-time 168-pound titleholder. He’s coming of an 11th-round knockout of Ronald Ellis in March, his fourth consecutive stoppage.

Davis made a statement by drawing with former beltholder Anthony Dirrell in February, after which he outpointed Martez McGregor in September.

Also on the card Saturday, which will be televised on Showtime, Jose Benavidez Jr., David’s older brother, will fight Francisco Emanuel Torres in a middleweight bout. Benavidez (27-1, 18 KOs) weighed 158.75, Torres (17-3, 5 KOs) 157.5.