Boxing’s Youngest World Champion David Benavidez Reacts To Gavril Rematch

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.”

He added:

“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)