- Full Name David Benavidez
- Occupation Professional Boxer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Arizona, USA
- Birth Date Dec 17, 1996
- Age 26 Years, 9 Months
David Benavidez | BiographyDavid Benavidez's older brother, Jose Benavidez Jr., is also a professional boxer
Benavidez defeated Ronald Gavril after 12 rounds by split decision on 8 September 2017 and became the youngest world champion in super middleweight history at age 20.
David Benavidez is an American WBC super-middleweight title-winning professional boxer.
Who is David Benavidez?
David Benavidez was born on 17 December 1996 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is 24 as of 2021.
Benavidez took to boxing at the tender age of three. He participated in 15 amateur fights and won all the games he played. Benavidez then temporarily stopped boxing and took up an eating hobby. Subsequently, he gained 80 pounds and weighed around 260 pounds by 12.
After some time, he decided to return to boxing and controlled his eating habit. Benavidez apparently dropped nearly 100 pounds and weighed 170 pounds. In 2013, he made his professional debut when he was 17.
His first fight was in Mexico, in which he defeated Erasmo Moreno by a knockout in the first round. Benavidez then won his first belt after winning the NABF Junior light heavyweight title in a fight against Rollin Williams in April 2015 in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
On 20 May 2017, Benavidez won a fight against former world title challenger Rogelio Medina. After winning the game, he was considered one of the top prospects at super middleweight. He then defeated Ronald Gavril after 12 rounds by split decision on 8 September 2017 and became the youngest world champion in super middleweight history at age 20.
Parents and Brother
Benavidez's father, Jose Benavidez Sr., is a professional boxing trainer. He has trained professional boxers, MMA fighters, and sports athletes and is the owner of Benavidez Sports Training, a boxing gym in Burien, Washington.
Benavidez's older brother, Jose Benavidez Jr., is also a professional boxer.
Benavidez's parents got divorced during his childhood. After the divorce, his brother lived with his father while he lived with his mom and younger sister.
Wife and Son
Benavidez is married to entrepreneur Karina Silva. Silva owns a shop, Dress In Love, in Seattle, Washington. She also runs an online shoe business called The Shoe Closet.
The couple has a son named Anthony, born on 9 September 2020.
Benavidez frequently posts photos and videos with his wife and son on Instagram. He credits his family as his biggest motivation. In one of his Instagram posts, he wrote, "My family is main motivation and what keeps me going everyday day and night."
Height and Weight
Benavidez stands at the height of six feet (1.63 meters) and weighs 169 lbs, as per Fox Sports.
Net Worth and Salary
Benavidez has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. He earned $400,000 for his fight against Ronald Gavril in 2017. Two years later, he earned $1 million for his fight against Anthony Dirrell.