DAVID BENAVIDEZ failed to make weight on Friday, losing the WBC super-middleweight championship on the scales. But on Saturday (August 15) he maintained his unbeaten record when he chalked up the 23rd win of his career as he stopped Alexis Angulo at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville.

“Everything everyone said about me is true,” Benavidez lamented. “I should be a professional and come in on weight, but this time I couldn’t do it. It’s my first time not making weight in eight years of being a professional.”

Benavidez forced Angulo to retire on his stool after 10 rounds. “I could have done some stuff better, but overall it was a great performance. I didn’t want to go too fast and leave myself exposed for some big shots. He’s a heavy puncher. But like I said, I like to do the stuff that nobody has ever done. Nobody has ever stopped him and I’m pretty sure nobody is ever going to make him look like that again. I demolished him from round one to round 10,” Benavidez.

But he will need to find a way to reclaim a world title. “I really have to talk to my promoter to see what’s next,” Benavidez added. “I’ll fight anybody to get back to the spot I was. You could see by this performance tonight, I could put on a great performance against anybody and people will pay to see that. I’m probably going to go right back into training camp to make sure I don’t miss weight.”

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