Boxing’s youngest world champion David Benavidez continued to impress tonight in a rematch that he put right in terms of not leaving any doubt in the outcome.
His first fight with Ronald Gavril ended in a split decision win last year but this time he dominated the fight and won it handily by unanimous decision.
The 21-year-old made his first world title defence as boxing’s youngest current world champion in the sport today in doing so.
Following the fight he said:
“I knew he was going to come aggressive. He’s a one-trick opponent. I knew I could jab and box him all day. When I saw the opening I took it. I didn’t knock him out though – he’s a tough son of a gun. Both my hands hurt but I have that warrior’s mentality so I kept pushing.”
“I want to be the best in division. So whoever they put in front of me that’s what I want to do.”
His defeated foe Gavril said afterwards:
“He tried to box me on the outside. It was good fight. He was the better man tonight. What can I say? I want to go back in the gym and come back stronger.”
(Photo courtesy of Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions)