Two of the top fighters in the super-middleweight division will look to battle it out for the interim WBC super-middleweight title. David Benavidez faces off against David Lemieux on May 21 from inside the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
Benavidez won the NABF junior light-heavyweight title in 2015. In 2017, he beat Ronald Gavril to win the WBC super-middleweight title. He was stripped of the title in 2019 after testing positive for cocaine.
Reclaiming the title in 2019 against Anthony Dirrell, Benavidez was set to defend it against Roamer Alexis Angulo. Benavidez was once again stripped after failing to make weight. In his last fight in November, Benavidez beat Kyrone Davis via TKO.
A three-time Canadian Amateur Championship winner, Lemieux made his pro debut in 2007. A WBC International middleweight champion, he won the IBF middleweight title in 2015 against Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam. Lemieux lost the belt against Gennadiy Golovkin and has gone 9-1 since then.
On a five-fight win streak, "The Demolisher" beat David Zegarra via TKO in June.
Here is a complete guide to Benavidez vs. Lemieux, including the start time, fight card, updated betting odds, and more.
When is David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux?
- Date: Saturday, May 21
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: Midnight ET (approximate)
David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux will take place on Saturday, May 21. The main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux
Benavidez vs. Lemieux will be on Showtime. Viewers can stream Showtime via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop, or any mobile or tablet device.
Where is David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux?
Benavidez vs. Lemieux will take place inside the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The arena can hold up to 19,000 people.
David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux betting odds
Per the FanDuel Sportsbook, Benavidez is the -1450 favorite, meaning a wager of $1,450 results in a $100 profit. Lemieux is the +760 underdog, meaning a $658 (max) wager results in a $5,000 profit.
In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Benavidez is the -1529 favorite while Lemieux is the +574 underdog.
David Benavidez record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: December 17, 1996
- Height: 6-1
- Reach: 74.5 inches
- Total fights: 25
- Record: 25-0 with 22 wins via knockout
David Lemieux record and bio
- Nationality: Canadien
- Born: December 22, 1988
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 70 inches
- Total fights: 47
- Record: 43-4 with 36 wins via knockout
David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux fight card
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