Sep 15, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; David Lemieux celebrates after knocking out Gary O’Sullivan (not pictured) during their middleweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
- David Benavidez vs David Lemieux goes Saturday, May 21st at 10 PM EST
- Benavidez is favored to claim a title belt this weekend
- Check out the Benavidez vs Lemieux odds, analysis, and predictions, below
David Benavidez vs David Lemieux goes at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, and broadcasts on Showtime. The former is hugely favored over the latter in the Benavidez vs Lemieux boxing betting odds, priced at -1600.
Let’s analyze the Benavidez vs Lemieux odds via DraftKings as we provide our best bet for the bout.
David Benavidez vs David Lemieux Odds
Odds as of May 18th at DraftKings Sportsbook
This fight will be for the interim WBC super-middleweight championship.
With Benavidez and Lemieux being ranked at number one and number two in the division respectively, by the WBC, it made all the sense in the world.
David Benavidez Betting Outlook vs Lemieux
Benavidez is a former two-time WBC champion at 168 pounds and looks to claim the interim form of that hardware this weekend.
This is his first outing of the calendar year after notching back-to-back TKO victories during his 2021 campaign.
The undefeated multi-time champion Benavidez has never lost his gold inside the confines of the ring.
Aiming towards a big money fight versus Canelo Alvarez, Jermall Charlo, or Caleb Plant is very much at the forefront for Benavidez at this juncture in his career.
Benavidez vs Lemieux Recent Fights
|Kyrone Davis, win via TKO||Fight 1||David Zegarra, win via TKO|
|Ronald Ellis, win via TKO||Fight 2||Francy Ntetu, win via KO|
|Roamer Alexis Angulo, win via RTD||Fight 3||Maksym Bursak, win via SD|
|Anthony Dirrell, win via KO||Fight 4||Gary O’Sullivan, win via KO|
Canelo was previously mentioned and the megastar would next be obligated to fight the winner of this bout.
With Alvarez being the WBC super-middleweight champion, unification versus the Benavidez/ Lemieux winner should be next (pending Alvarez pursuing a Dmitry Bivol rematch at light-heavyweight).
David Lemieux’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Benavidez
Lemieux is a former middleweight champion who aims to collect gold in a higher weight category here.
His last few bouts at super middleweight and this will be a very telling fight for Benavidez. A battle that may inform his career trajectory as far as if he’s still an elite level player that is of a world title contender caliber.
These two are reputable power punchers and many see this as a high octane, action-heavy fight on paper. This battle of Davids seems firmly geared towards bolstering one’s highlight reel even further.
David Benavidez vs David Lemieux Tale of the Tape
David Benavidez vs David Lemieux Pick & Prediction
A prop bet on this fight not going the distance is situated at -1400 and the knockout rates of both of these men inform that number.
The question then becomes who will be standing tall and who will be staring up at the lights?
David Benavidez winning via KO or TKO is positioned at -800 and I think that prop bet presents good value in this upcoming clash.
Pick: David Benavidez ( -1600)
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