This Friday night sees the knock out expert David ‘Red Flag’ Benavidez in action with seventeen knock outs from eighteen bouts boasting an unbelievable 94% knock out rate with an 18(17)-0-0 professional record. Benavidez has a lot to learn still about boxing but at the young age of 20 he has a life time to learn it. He already has a shot at a world title and if his alias is anything to go by this will be like waving a ‘red flag’ at a bull.
As well as being undefeated as a professional Benavidez is also undefeated as an amateur, winning all fifteen of his amateur bouts. In May of this year Benavidez destroyed former world title challenger Rogelio Medina knocking him down three times before the ref called an end to the bout.
Benavidez’s opponent is Ronald Gavril who comes into this fight suffering only one defeat with a professional record of 18(14)-1-0. Gavril has a decent knock out rate also coming in at 74%. At the age of 31 the Romanian will be looking to out box Benavidez, and will be looking to not get sucked into a brawl where he too could fall victim to knock out.
Gavril has a very impressive amateur record to rely on with 165 wins to 15 defeats, he will definitely need to rely on this experience to beat Benavidez. Included in those amateur victories, Gavril has won ten national titles and winning the “Centura de Aur” (Golden Belt) twice. Since being signed up by Mayweather Promotions in 2013 he has been slowly building his reputation.
Going forward the winner of this fight could push on and challenge fellow Knock out expert Gilberto Ramirez 35(24)-0-0 for his WBO super middleweight title depending on him defeating Jesse Hart later this month on September 22nd. Ranked number one in the world at super middleweight he will be no push over and would welcome all challengers giving the time frame of both these fights to me this would seem the obvious route for both winners as the rest of the big names in the division will be tied up with the Boxing Super Series bouts.
On the under card we see Caleb Plant, Andreas Cortez and Xavier Martinez put their undefeated records on the line against Alan Campa, Edward Kakembo respectfully with Martinez’s opponent to be announced. Also competing we see J’Leon Love take on Abraham Han, Jeison Rosario take on Salim Larbi, Peter Quillin’s opponent has yet to be announced and Josue Vargas takes on Alexander Charneco.