Fight Week: David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade and Chantelle Cameron vs. Katie Taylor II


David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade will face off in a pivotal 168-pound fight for both men Saturday in Las Vegas. Also Saturday, in Ireland, Chantelle Cameron will fight Katie Taylor a second time.

vs. DEMETRIUS ANDRADE (32-0, 19 KOs)

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 25

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (main event later in show)

  • Where: Michelob Ultra Arena (Mandalay Bay), Las Vegas

  • TV/Stream: Pay-per-view

  • Division: Super middleweight (168 pounds)

  • At stake: No major titles

  • Odds: Benavidez 3-1 favorite (average of multiple outlets)

  • Also on the card: Jermall Charlo vs. Jose Benavidez Jr., super middleweights; Subriel Matias vs. Shohjahon Ergashev, junior welterweights (for Matias’ IBF junior title); Hector Luis Garcia vs. Lamont Roach, junior lightweights (for Garcia’s WBA title); Sergey Lipinets vs. Michel Rivera, junior welterweights

  • Prediction: Benavidez KO 10

  • Background: Benavidez continues on his path toward a showdown with 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez but must pass a tough test in Andrade first. The 26-year-old former two-time titleholder is coming off a unanimous decision over rival Caleb Plant this past March. That snapped the offensive dynamo’s streak of knockouts at six. This is the biggest opportunity in the career of the 35-year-old Andrade, who has been one of the most avoided fighters in the world. The slick, awkward southpaw has been untouchable in his long career but has not faced a top-tier opponent. The former two-division beltholder is coming off a shutout decision over Demond Nicholson in January, his first fight as a 168-pounder. Andrade would be in a strong position to challenge Alvarez if he wins. Also on the card, 160-pound champ Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) will return after a 2½-year layoff. He will face Jose Benavidez Jr. (28-2-1, 19 KOs), David’s older brother. Subriel Matias (19-1, 19 KOs) will defend his 140-pound title against Shohjahon Ergashev (23-0, 20 KOs). And 130-pound beltholder Hector Luis Garcia (16-1, 10 KOs) will defend against Lamont Roach (23-1-1, 9 KOs).


vs. KATIE TAYLOR (18-0, 8 KOs)

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 25

  • Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (7 p.m. in U.K.) (main event later in show)

  • Where: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

  • TV/Stream: DAZN

  • Division: Junior welterweight (140 pounds)

  • At stake: Cameron’s IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles

  • Odds: Cameron 1½-1 favorite (average of multiple outlets)

  • Also on the card: Gary Cully vs. Reece Mould, lightweights; Paddy Donovan vs. Danny Ball, welterweights; Skye Nicolson vs. Lucy Wildheart, featherweights; John Cooney vs. Liam Gaynor, featherweights

  • Prediction: Taylor UD

  • Background: Cameron will try to duplicate her performance of May 20, when she became the first to defeat Katie Taylor in defense of her undisputed 140-pound championship at 3Arena. The 32-year-old from England won by a majority decision. She won her first junior welterweight title when she outpointed Adriana dos Santos Araujo in 2020 and added three more titles along the way, two in her breakthrough unanimous decision victory in a title-unification bout against Jessica McCaskill in November of last year. Taylor, who maintains her 135-pound titles, is arguably the face of women’s boxing but is at a crossroads. She’s 37 and faces the prospect of back-to-back losses. Taylor is from Bray, Ireland, on the outskirts of Dublin.




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Story originally appeared on Boxing Junkie