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Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril

Boxing's youngest world champion, David Benavidez, left no questions in a rematch with Ronald Gavril, defending his WBC Super Middleweight World Championship with a dominating 12-round unanimous decision in Saturday's co-feature on SHOWTIME. Photos by Chris Farina, Stephanie Trapp, Ryan Hafey.

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The 21-year-old Benavidez and Gavril had fought to a close split-decision in one of 2017's best fights that saw Benavidez drop to the canvas in the final minute of the 12th and final round.  The Phoenix native had no trouble in the immediate rematch, utilizing a stiff jab and a steady diet of combo shots to win a near-shutout over the game Gavril.

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Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) wore down Gavril with an intelligent body attack, pounding the midsection to open up power shots and jabs to the head.  Benavidez had his best round in the fourth, connecting on a huge right uppercut that nearly floored Gavril - who appeared to be saved by the ropes - and then pounced with a series of damaging combo shots.

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Benavidez appeared to hurt his right hand in the second half of the fight and stepped off the gas in the 10th, 11th and 12th.  But Benavidez, who connected on 41 percent of his power shots, still landed the harder shots and utilized a stiff left jab to keep Gavril largely at bay.
 
"I knew he was going to come aggressive.  He's a one-trick opponent," Benavidez said.  "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.

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"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."
 
Gavril (18-3, 14 KOs) didn't make any excuses for dropping what was an action-packed affair that was scored 119-109 and 120-108 twice.
 
"He tried to box me on the outside," Gavril said.  "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."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 02-19-2018

This guy remember me to Erik Morales because his arsenal of punches. Dude is a wizard, hooks, Upper, right hands, sneaky jab, body shots, combinations...

Comment by kidbazooka on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;18498782]This kid seriously has what it takes to be unified Super MW Champ,, he has Wicked Speed and a Crazy arsenal of punches..[/QUOTE] Benavidez is one of the scariest guys in boxing today. Skill, speed, power and good ring smarts

Comment by Califire209 on 02-18-2018

This kid seriously has what it takes to be unified Super MW Champ,, he has Wicked Speed and a Crazy arsenal of punches..

Comment by Johnston on 02-18-2018

[QUOTE=Mike D;18498611]Man so much props and respect to Gavril. That man was getting beat down, savagely, I mean honestly his damn team shoulda threw in the towel halfway through the fight but Gavril kept coming out, taking monster shots (repeatedly)…

Comment by Mammoth on 02-18-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;18498631]That David is mexican[/QUOTE] Yeah, he's a Mexican. Glad we got that straightened out.

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