On Saturday night, November 25, David “El Monstruo” Benavídez once again showed his full arsenal, as he dominated former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, scoring a stoppage after the sixth round of their SHOWTIME pay-per-view main event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Benavídez (28-0, 24 KOs) was in rare form, despite a valiant and gutsy effort from Andrade (32-1, 19 KOs), who boxed well and held his own early on. Benavidez dropped Andrade with a looping punch just seconds before the end of the fourth round, and you could sense that the fight had completely shifted.
Danny Garcia and Brandon Rios in Los Angeles (Photo: Chris Farina – Mayweather Promotions)
By Chris Robinson
On Tuesday afternoon, inside of the Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, two division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KO’s) came face to face with former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KO’s) for the first time ahead of their scheduled Feb. 17 showdown. Garcia and Rios will square off on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will take place from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Also present for the press conference were WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KO’s) and top contender Ronald Gavril (18-2, 14 KO’s), who will square off in a co-feature rematch of their thrilling world title bout this past September in Las Vegas. Benavidez defeated Gavril by split-decision and it’s a rematch many are clamoring for. Continue reading →
David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril had a great fight on Saturday night (Photo: SHOWTIME – Rosie Cohe)
By Chris Robinson
In a wild, back-and-forth fight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., David Benavidez became boxing’s youngest world champion at 20 years of age with a split-decision victory over rugged contender Ronald Gavril from Romania.
It was a very fast-paced affair from the start, with Gavril’s accuracy allowing him to dictate the pace at times while Benavidez’s strength, size, and power allowed him to have success of his own. Gavril came on very strong in the middle of the fight, only to see Benavidez turn up the tempo in the championship rounds. Continue reading →