David Benavidez Issues Statement On Fight Cancelation, Contracting Covid

    David Benavidez

    Boxing got off to a good start this year despite the global pandemic. We got some great fights that happened and some great ones that did not. Once we hit the halfway point for the year things kind of turned to shit.

    It started off with the cancelation of Teofimo Lopez – George Kambosos due to Lopez catching Covid. Next the cancelation of Tyson Fury – vs Deontay Wilder 3 with Fury catching Covid. Canelo – Caleb Plant gets put on hold while things get hashed out and then within the last two days both Errol Spence and Fabian Maidana get eye injuries that prevent them from fighting in their own bouts. If you thought that was the end of it then you thought wrong.

    Earlier today it was announced that David Benavidez has contracted Covid and will no longer be fighting Jose Uzcategui on August 28th. While some boxing fans aren’t bothered due to the lack of interest in this fight there is plenty to be upset about. We lost a whole fight card. Whether you cared or not it was still fights for fight fans. If you did care the bout is supposed to be postponed to a later date and still take place in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Benavidez took to social media this evening to issue a statement on the fight falling through and catching the virus despite following protocol.

    “Damn Team! This one hurts! First of all, I would like to thank those of you who have sent me well wishes. Not sure how I contracted Covid-19, but it ain’t a joke! To those of you who have survived this virus, you all know what I am going through. To those of you who may have lost someone to the virus, my sincere condolences!
    I was safe, careful, and followed the CDC guidelines for protection. It was just my time! Luckily, my team is safe and I am quarantined away from them and my family. Keep an eye out on my page and
    PBC and Showtime Boxing for an update on when the fight will occur. The fight will be pushed back but the fight will remain in the same venue in Phoenix Arizona Thank you all again, and God Bless!”