Unbeaten two-time environment champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez returned to his hometown of Phoenix for the first time in 6 a long time and shut the exhibit in breathtaking style, scoring a seventh-round TKO around contender Kyrone Davis in the main celebration of motion reside on Showtime from Footprint Centre in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion. (photographs by Stephanie Trapp)
The 24-yr-previous Benavidez (25-, 22 KOs) shown a total arsenal of punches to dispatch a valiant work from Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs), who stepped in to combat the WBC’s No. 1 tremendous middleweight contender on just two weeks’ discover. Davis showed unbelievable coronary heart and guts, having excessive amounts of punishment all over the fight but he under no circumstances hit the canvas and no make any difference how several punches he was strike with, he generally returned the fireplace.
Davis’ coach, Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, set an finish to the punishment at :48 of spherical range 7 when he threw in the towel.
With November 13 officially getting named “David Benavidez Day” in Phoenix, the boisterous crowd at Footprint Center urged their hometown hero on with each individual punch. Benavídez landed 137 of 258 energy punches (51 p.c) and focused Davis’ system in the course of the fight. He linked on 50 human body punches, 45 of which were being electric power punches.
The 27-calendar year-aged Davis performed his purpose in the group-satisfying principal celebration and gained the respect and admiration of all people viewing.
With the unbeaten streak to start off his vocation however intact, Benavidez, the previous two-time super middleweight winner, now has his sights established on a mega-battle at 168 lbs ..