Former two-time world champion David Benavidez took on Ronald Ellis in a WBC super-middleweight title eliminator last night in Connecticut.
He knew he needed to look impressive as persistent talks of a potential super-fight with Canelo Alvarez down the line continue.
He lived up to his end of the bargain on Saturday night.
A solid performance and 11th round stoppage win:
Benavidez improved his professional boxing record to 24-0-21KO with the win.
Big things await no doubt as the year unfolds. An accomplished champion already but still quite young.
Improving all the time too this Benavidez.
Plenty of great fights to put him in there with.
More to come from him. Definitely keep an eye on this fighter.
Here was what he had to say after the win tonight:
(Hat tip Showtime Boxing YouTube)