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David Benavidez is going to sleep Demetrius Andrade, according to trainer

David Benavidez

Super middleweight contender David ‘El Bandera Roja’ Benavidez 27-0 (23) will put Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade 32-0 (19) to sleep when they meet at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 25.

The former WBC champion’s father and trainer Jose Benavidez Sr says Rhode Island’s Andrade, 35, still has an amateur style despite turning professional 15 years ago.

“I’m going to tell you something. I already know what we’re working on and we’re going to wait until fight night, but I’ll tell you right now, in my opinion, I think he never made that adjustment from amateurs to professional,” Benavidez Sr said to MillCity Boxing.

“He has good footwork and he lunges in with big hooks and just throws punches from every angle, he’s awkward. So we have a good plan. I’ve been studying what he does and everybody has a plan until they get hit.

“So we’re working on a plan and he’s working on a game plan also. Now we’re going to see who’s more successful. He can say whatever the hell he wants to say.

“He’s an undefeated fighter, he’s a good fighter. I can say whatever the hell I want to say until the day of the fight. If David comes 100% ready this guy’s going to go to sleep, I’ll tell you that.

“He’s going to go to sleep. David is too strong, man. David is a natural 168. To me, he’s a little guy coming up to 168. He’s fully developed. He’s a grown man. So he’s 35.

“He’s a great fighter, man, but we got to prove ourselves. We have to prove ourselves and we have to make sure that we look spectacular and beat him in a fashioned way in order to prove ourselves.

“He has to do the same, but I’m studying him and I pretty much have an idea of what we’re going to do with him. He’s working on his game plan also with his team.

Benavidez Sr admits that while Andrade has never seen anyone like Benavidez, his 26-year-old son finds himself in the same position.

“I think it’s going to be exciting,” Benadivez Sr said. “We never fought a fighter like him. So it’s going to be interesting. Also to put our game plan to work. He hasn’t fought a fighter like David. So we’re in the same boat.”

The winner of the fight will have made a case for a shot at undisputed super middleweight champion and Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 60-2-2 (39).

Benavidez is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win over former IBF 168-pound champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant 22-2 (13) in Las Vegas in March.

Former WBO junior middleweight and middleweight champion Andrade was last in action in January when he scored a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Demond Nicholson in Washington in his super middleweight debut.