Boxing Results: Benavidez Stops Davis!
By Ken Hissner: At the Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, over Showtime, Tom Brown (TGB Promotions) and Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing) presented in the Main Event former WBC World Super Middleweight champion David “El Bandera Roja Red Flag” Benavidez stopped Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis in seven rounds.
In the co-feature Super Welterweight, Jose “Merciless” Benavidez and Francisco Emanuel Torres ended in a majority draw.
In the Main Event, former WBC World Super Middleweight champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, 25-0 (22), #169, of Phoenix, AZ, stopped late sub Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis, 16-3-1 (6), #167 ¾ of Wilmington, DE, at 0:48 of round seven of a scheduled 10.
In the first two rounds, Davis moved well around the ring, countering the ever coming forward Benavidez to take the round. In the third round, the taller Benavidez used his reach well-doing enough to take a close round.
In the fourth round, in the final minute, Benavidez landed half a dozen unanswered punches before Davis returned with a pair of his own. In the fifth round, it was all Benavidez who had Davis against the ropes and in trouble halfway through the round. Davis was able to do enough to get through the round but a losing one.
In the sixth round, Benavidez again had Davis hurt, but the latter fought back in spirts showing his courage and will. In the seventh round, Benavidez picked up where he left off, landing a three punch combination to the body, head, and final left hook to the body as the
Davis corner threw in the towel ending the fight.
In the co-feature returning to the ring after three years, Jose “Merciless” Benavidez, 27-1-1(18), #158 ¾, of Phoenix, AZ, ended in a majority draw with Francisco “Manu” Emanuel Torres, 17-3-1, #157, of Jose Leon Suarez, Buenos Aires, ARG, over ten rounds.
In the first three rounds, it was all Benavidez. In the fourth round, Torres came back well by out landing Benavidez in a close round. In the fifth and sixth rounds, Benavidez came back well in a highly competitive fight. In the eighth round, Benavidez landed a flurry of punches in the final seconds to take the round.
In the ninth round, it continued going back and forth, with Torres having an edge. In the tenth and final round, Benavidez walked forward with hands to his side as Torres countered him well, taking the round.
Scores were 96-94 Benavidez and 95-95 twice, as did this writer have it.
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