Kyrone Davis fought valiantly, but he could not overcome David Benavidez landing 137 of 268 power punches (51%). Benavidez targeted Davis’ body throughout the fight, landing 50 body punches, 45 of which were power punches.

Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez returned to his hometown of Phoenix for the first time in six years and closed the show in spectacular fashion, scoring a seventh-round TKO over contender Kyrone Davis in the main event of action live on Showtime from Footprint Center in a Premier Boxing Champions event. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)

The 24-year-old Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) displayed a full arsenal of punches to dispatch a valiant effort from Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs), who stepped in to fight the WBC’s No. 1 super middleweight contender on just two weeks’ notice. Davis showed incredible heart and guts, taking extreme amounts of punishment throughout the fight but he never hit the canvas and no matter how many punches he was hit with, he always returned the fire.

Davis’ trainer, Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, put an end to the punishment at :48 of round number seven when he threw in the towel.