David Benavidez Believes He Shut Up A Lot Of Critics With Win Over Demetrius Andrade
David Benavidez thinks he silenced a lot of critics with his stoppage win over Demetrius Andrade.
Andrade couldn’t get off the stool after the sixth round as Benavidez had done a ton of damage to him at that point. Benavidez dropped Andrade in the fourth round and it was domination from there on in, which the undefeated fighter says wasn’t a surprise to him.
“I’m not surprised,” Benavidez said during his post-fight press conference (h/t BoxingScene). “I know how hard I worked in this camp. And like I’ve been telling everybody for a long time, that the fights are won in the training camp. I didn’t leave any stone unturned in the training camp, I worked my ass off and I think it just shows. I mean, there’s a lotta critics that [said] ‘Boo Boo’ is gonna outbox me, that my defense is not good, I’m gonna get hit.
“They said the same thing with Caleb Plant, and I continue to keep shutting all the critics up. You know, you guys say I can’t do something, but I go in there and I look completely different than what you guys think I’m gonna look like. You know, so it’s better if the critics could keep their mouth shut, because I’m listening to everything you guys are saying,” Benavidez continued.
David Benavidez also showed a different style of himself in this one as he started off slow and was patient which isn’t his usual self. However, he says he wanted to show a different side to him and prove he can win fights anyway he wants.
“I wanted to start off slow,” Benavidez said. “You know, I know he was tryna set me up for some traps. And, you know, I’m not new to this. As much as you guys try to act like, you know, I’m young and I’m dumb, and I don’t know what’s coming, I been watching boxing for my whole life, been boxing since I was 3 years old. I’m a professional 10 years. I sparred Golovkin when I was 15 years old, Kelly Pavlik [when I was] 15 years old.
“You know, so I know how to switch it up, I know how to, you know, handle every style. So, Demetrius Andrade, he was great. He was fast. He was trying to set me up, but you know, the way you throw off their rhythm is a double jab-right hand. You know, I threw that the first two rounds and then I switched up to the right hook, and that’s what opened up all the openings. I dropped him and then he never recovered after that.”
Were you surprised David Benavidez finished Demetrius Andrade?