According to sources within the David Benavidez team, Anthony Dirrell will be announcing an injury and pulling out of their proposed fight. This news comes after those same sources told TBV that this bout was about to be moved to the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor.
With Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez being potentially scrapped, the WBC will have to fill that vacant super middleweight championship some other way unless they reschedule this bout. Also, Benavidez is now rumored to be looking for a new opponent according to the sources within his camp.
Dirrell vs. Benavidez was originally scheduled for Los Angeles, but with the lack of a deep undercard for Mayweather vs. McGregor, this bout was going to be moved to help fill that void. Now without this bout adding some legitimacy to the circus-event that is Mayweather vs. McGregor, what fights will Mayweather Promotions, and Showtime PPV put together to help entice fans?
Editor’s Note: TBV has reached out to Dirrell’s manager to confirm this rumor. At the time of this article being written, we have received no official statement in return from their side.