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David Benavidez dominates Ronald Gavril to retain world title

Benavidez showed his class in a rout of Ronald Gavril.

Boxing: Benavidez vs Gavril Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez retained his world title tonight in fashion, outclassing Ronald Gavril over 12 round of action. Benavidez basically won every minute of the fight with just his jab, and the judges turned in official scores of 119-109, 120-108, and 120-108.

BLH scored the fight 119-109 for Benavidez, but the last round might've been something of a courtesy round on my part.

In the post-fight interview Benavidez said he knew Gavril would come into the fight aggressive because he's a one trick pony, and he used Gavril's aggression against him. It didn't come without a price, though, as Benavidez showed off two damaged hands at the end of the fight.

The punch stats also told the sort of this fight, with Benavidez landing a ton more punches than Gavril — like a shit-ton.

After the fight Gavril said he looks forward to getting back into the gym and going back to the drawing board, admitting he struggled with Benavidez boxing him at long range.

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