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David Benavidez

David Benavidez

David Benavidez
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Gender male
Birth 17 December 1996
Age 25 years
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David Benavidez (born 17 December 1996) is an American professional boxer who currently holds the WBC super middleweight title.

Early life and amateur career

David's older brother, José Benavidez is also a pro boxer. Both brothers are trained by their father, José Benavidez Sr. David took up boxing at the age of 3. When he was 15, Benavidez's weight ballooned to 250 pounds, as he struggled with dieting and discipline.

Benavidez fought only 15 amateur bouts, winning all of them.

Professional career

Benavidez made his pro debut at the age of 17, defeating Erasmo Moreno by knockout in one round in Puerto Peñasco. Benavidez won the NABF Junior light heavyweight title, his first belt, against Rollin Williams on April 2015. Benavidez won 16 of his first 17 fights by knockout. Benavidez faced former world title challenger Rogelio Medina on May 20, 2017. Medina was knocked down three times before the referee waved the fight off, giving Benavidez the win. Benavidez was considered one of the top prospects at super middleweight.

Benavidez vs. Gavril

Following his draw against James DeGale, Badou Jack vacated his WBC super middleweight title in order to fight as a light heavyweight. The WBC ordered a match between Callum Smith and Anthony Dirrell, with the winner taking the vacant world title. With Smith taking part in WBSS, he was replaced through Benavidez. The bout was scheduled for September 2017. However on August 5, the WBC announced Dirrell was out due to injury. Instead, Benavidez would face Ronald Gavril on September 8 for the world title.

Benavidez defeated Gavril after 12 rounds by split decision (117-111, 116-111, 111-116). With the win, Benavidez became the youngest champion in super middleweight history at the age of 20. However, Gavril proved to be Benavidez's toughest test so far, with most rounds being closely contested. Benavidez seemed to struggle with conditioning and he was knocked down in the final round.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
19 fights 19 wins 0 losses
By knockout 17 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
19 Win 19–0 Romania Ronald Gavril SD 12 Sep 8, 2017 United States The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC super middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Rogelio Medina TKO 8 (12) 1:01 May 20, 2017 United States Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Uzbekistan Sherali Mamajonov KO 2 (8) 1:04 Jan 28, 2017 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Denis Douglin TKO 10 (10) 0:35 Aug 5, 2016 United States 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Francy Ntetu TKO 7 (8) 1:30 Jul 25, 2016 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Phillip Jackson Benson KO 2 (8) 2:08 Apr 30, 2016 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Kevin Cobbs KO 2 (8) 1:08 Jan 19, 2016 United States Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Felipe Romero TKO 1 (8) 2:00 Nov 14, 2015 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Alberto Gutiérrez TKO 1 (6) 0:55 Sep 5, 2015 Mexico CUM Aguaprieta, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Ricardo Campillo TKO 2 (6) 1:21 May 15, 2015 United States US Airway Center, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
9 Win 9–0 United States Rollin Williams TKO 1 (8) 2:59 Apr 25, 2015 United States Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
8 Win 8–0 Tajikistan Azamat Umarzoda UD 6 Dec 20, 2014 United States Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Juan Hernández TKO 1 (4) 1:36 Oct 11, 2014 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Juan Hernández TKO 1 (4) 1:54 Aug 23, 2014 Mexico Cervecería Tecate, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Erick Revueltas KO 4 (4) May 24, 2014 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Arturo Martínez TKO 1 (4) 2:12 Apr 11, 2014 Mexico Hipódromo Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Omar Aispuro TKO 1 (4) 1:15 Jan 31, 2014 Mexico Hipódromo Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 Mexico Édgar Gálvan KO 1 (4) 2:02 Dec 4, 2013 Mexico Salón Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Erasmo Mendoza KO 1 (4) Aug 17, 2013 Mexico El Chamizal, Puerto Peñasco, Baja California, Mexico
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