Super middleweight contender David Benavidez wasn’t pleased that rival Caleb Plant was able to take him the distance in his most recent fight, snapping a string of consecutive knockouts at six.
Benavidez doesn’t believe he’ll be disappointed when he faces Demetrius Andrade on Nov. 25.
“I do expect to stop Andrade,” he said after workout for the media Friday. “I’ve been working extremely hard. My last fight went the distance and I was upset about that. We’re gonna correct the current and stop Demetrius Andrade.”
That doesn’t mean Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) doesn’t respect Andrade (32-0, 19 KOs), a slick, experienced former titleholder at 154 and 160 pounds.
The 26-year-old from Phoenix simply believes he’s primed to give a strong performance
“I’m preparing myself for the hardest possible fight,” he said. “That’s how I always prepare. I’ve been training three months and sparring 15 rounds at a time. I’m 100% ready to go. There are a lot of things Andrade does well, but I see weaknesses as well.
“We’re gonna put a great game plan together and expose him on November 25.”