Benavidez-Uzcategui rescheduled for Nov. 13

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David Benavidez’s combat with Jose Uzcategui has been rescheduled.

The 168-pound bout is about for Nov. 13 at Footprint Middle in Phoenix, Arizona, a PBC on Showtime major occasion. The combat was initially slated for Aug. 28 earlier than Benavidez examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Benavidez, ESPN’s No. 3 tremendous middleweight, will compete one week after Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant conflict to turn into the undisputed champion at 168 kilos. The 24-year-old is a pure opponent for the winner; like Plant, Benavidez is with PBC. Alvarez signed a one-fight take care of Al Haymon for the Plant pay-per-view combat.

The combat with Uzcategui will probably be Benavidez’s first in his native Phoenix, a location that is proving to be a dependable host for boxing.

Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) was the youngest champion in division historical past. He was stripped of the title after testing optimistic for cocaine in 2018. Together with his mix of pace, energy and volume-punching, Benavidez has lengthy been thought of the fighter who has one of the best shot of upending Alvarez at 168 kilos.

Uzcategui (31-4, 26 KOs) is also a former champion. The ability-punching Venezuelan fighter misplaced his title to Plant in January 2019. The 30-year-old was upset by Lionell Thompson two fights later.

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