David Benavidez failed to make weight for his first defence of his 168 pound WBC world title today. He came in more than two pounds overweight and claimed he wouldn’t be able to get the weight off and even if he had wanted to the commission said they wouldn’t let him as it would be a health risk.
Benavidez has claimed he couldn’t get the last couple pounds off as he didn’t have proper access to a sauna or big enough bath tub to sweat the extra weight off. This is likely true but unfortunately its not really an excuse when his opponent Angulo made the weight perfectly.
This is the second time Benavidez has lost his title out of the ring and I’d be surprised if he got the chance to fight for this belt again after screwing up twice. I think he should have to fight an eliminator before getting a shot again but knowing how the WBC can be I imagine he’ll get a vacant title shot if he wins this fight and the title remains vacant.
I hope Roamer Alexis Angulo wins this fight as hes made the weight limit and it would be nice to see the title not be vacant. He’s also 36 and unlikely to get another shot so if he can become a world champion that would be a great story.