Teddy Atlas: Benavidez may miss Gvozdyk

Teddy Atlas: Benavidez may miss Gvozdyk

The fight will take place on June 15 in Las Vegas

Famous trainer Teddy Atlas commented on the upcoming fight of the former world light heavyweight champion Alexandra Gvozdika with the holder of the “interim” WBC super middleweight title, an American David Benavides.

“There is evidence—real, tangible reasons—why Benavidez may overlook Gvozdyk. They will fight, but David is a little overconfident. But one cannot miss the fact, even subconsciously, so as not to ignore Gvozdyk. This could be a problem.”

Earlier, Gvozdyk announced the completion of preparations for the fight with Benavidez. The Ukrainian will then go to Las Vegas directly for the fight.

The fight between Gvozdyk and Benavidez for the vacant WBC interim light heavyweight title will take place on June 15. The event will be hosted by Las Vegas, with a boxing evening scheduled at the Grand Garden Arena. The fight between Alexander and David will take place on the undercard of the confrontation between WBA champion Gervonta Davis and Frank Martin.

Benavidez, 27, fought his last fight in November 2023. David defeated Demetrius Andrade, who refused to continue the fight after the sixth round. David spent his last few fights in the super middleweight division (up to 168 pounds or 76.2 kg). For the fight with Gvozdyk, he moves up to the light heavyweight category (up to 175 pounds or 79.4 kg).

Gvozdyk knocked out Brazilian boxer Isaac Rodriguez in his last fight. This is Alexander’s third victory after resuming his career. Prior to this, the Ukrainian knocked out Latvian boxer Richards Bolotniks in the 6th round.

Source: Sportarena

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