David Benavidez Demolishes Sherali Mamajonov

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Rising super middleweight contender David Benavidez (17-0, 16 KOs) needed only two minutes to put away Sherali Mamajonov (14-2, 7 KOs).

Benavidez took his time and was patient, but near the end of the first round he unleashed a series of punches to drop Mamajonov right before the bell.

Benavidez picked up where he left off in the second, with a series of shots to drop Mamajonov, who appeared hurt when he got to his feet and referee Russell Mora waved off the contest.

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 "I am a little disappointed because I wanted to give the crowd a spectacular knockout," Benavidez said.

"This is my first time fighting at MGM Grand and I will never forget it. The atmosphere here is amazing. This fight week has been the best experience of my life. I want to continue to fight as much as I can. I want to perfect my craft, train as hard as I can and be the best that I can be."

2012 Olympian Josh Taylor (8-0, 7 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career, with an eight round unanimous decision over tough as nails Alfonso Olvera (8-3-1, 3 KOs) in a super lightweight contest. The scores were 79-72, 78-73, 78-73.

Olvera was game and came out looking to exchange punches with Taylor at close range in the first round. Taylor rocked the knees of Olvera in the second round with flush hooks to the head. Not quit in Olvera in the third, as he continued to let his hands go to entice Taylor into a slugfest.

Taylor once again rocked the knees of Olvera during the fourth. Olvera was able to recover and fought his way out of trouble. Taylor was deducted a point in the sixth round for a low blow, but otherwise dominated the three minutes.

Taylor and Olvera were slugging away at the start of the seventh and continued a very active pace of punches for the entire three minutes. They continued to slug away during the eight, with both getting in their shots until the final bell. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-29-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17388551]I don't see it. He makes Chavez Jr look fast.[/QUOTE] Not everybody has to be fast. This guy can fight.

Comment by Kigali on 01-29-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17387877]This guy is going to be a beast. He will live up to all the potential that his brother was supposed to have.[/QUOTE] I don't see it. He makes Chavez Jr look fast.

Comment by r1onnie2 on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=John Locke;17387466]This guy is a monster, a real natural puncher. He's only 20, give him 2 or 3 more learning fights then match him up with a top 10 guy.[/QUOTE] I can defiantly agree with that assessment.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 01-28-2017

Totally missed this fight, but I like watching David fight.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-28-2017

This guy is going to be a beast. He will live up to all the potential that his brother was supposed to have.

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