Quebec boxer David Lemieux and his opponent David Benavidez both made weight for their Saturday night fight for the interim World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight title.
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On Friday, at the weigh-in, the 33-year-old Montrealer tipped the scales at 166.2 lbs, while his American opponent showed a weight of 166.4 lbs, far from the allowed limit of 168 lbs. Groupe protege Yvon Michel has won his last five fights, the last of which was in June 2021 against David Zegarra, Mexico.
Lemieux (43-4-0, 36 KOs) and local Arizona favorite Benavidez (25-0-0, 22 KOs) will step into the ring at Gila River Arena in Glendale.