David Benavidez says he won’t take a victory over Denis Douglin for granted

David Benavidez

David Benavidez/Photo courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions


One might think that David Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) is a heavy favorite to defeat Denis Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) in the super middleweight main event Friday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia (on ESPN), based on their respective records.  But Benavidez is only 19, Douglin is a southpaw and the New Jersey native is much closer to home than Benavidez, of Phoenix, will be when they square off.

Benavidez won’t be taking Douglin lightly, though, and that’s the right attitude to take into any fight.

“This is going to be a tough fight,” Benavidez said. “I know Douglin is hungry to give me my first loss. He’s coming off three wins in a row, so I’m taking this fight very seriously. Being that he’s a southpaw, I’ll have to do some things a little different.  We worked on all that stuff in camp, so I know I’m going to be ready for anything he brings to the ring.”
It’s true that Douglin has won three in a row, by knockout. But the combined records of the three opponents was 44-64-7.


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