Benavidez had previously held the title, but the belt became vacant after the boxer tested positive for cocaine in out of competition random test.
When Anthony Dirrell returns to action on Sept. 28 against David Benavidez, he’ll be defending the WBC super middleweight title against a young man who previously held and never lost the belt in the ring.
In his last appearance at 154-pounds, WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (34-0, 27 KOs) used his power to break Patrick Allotey (40-4, 30 KOs) in four rounds.
Anthony Dirrell is currently the proud owner of the WBC super middleweight championship.
Billy Joe Saunders-Callum Smith is one of the best fights that can be made within the super middleweight division.
Blame Manny Pacquiao.
Another year, another idle challenge issued by Billy Joe Saunders.
Callum Smith is set to return to the ring in September and is open to the prospect of fighting Billy Joe Saunders.
Callum Smith spectacularly demolished Hassan N’Dam in three rounds to retain his WBA Super and Ring magazine belts and complete a glorious sporting double for Liverpool.
Billy Joe Saunders has branded Gennady Golovkin a ‘p***y’ in response to the Kazakh dismissing him as a potential opponent.