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Benavidez stops Andrade, wants Canelo next

WBC super middleweight interim titlist David Benavidez demolished two-division champ Demetrius Andrade on Saturday night at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, and now a potential fight against 168-pound undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez could be in his future.

Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs), 26, took over the fight after Round 3 and teed off on Andrade, who went down in Round 4. He has won eight of his past 10 fights by stoppage. Benavidez has been looking for a mega fight against Alvarez, and the win on Saturday puts him a step closer.

Andrade (32-1, 19 KOs), 35, had never fought an elite fighter like Benavidez. His best wins were against Maciej Sulecki in 2019 and Liam Williams in 2021. He’s been inactive as of late, with this fight being only his second in the past two years.

In the co-main event, Jermall Charlo returned after a long layoff of more than 2 years to defeat Jose Benavidez Jr. by unanimous decision.

Credit: ESPN 

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