Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Benavidez vs Gavril?
David Benavidez beat Ronald Gavril by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Las Vegas in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 119-109, 120-108 in favor of winner David Benavidez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super middleweight championship of the world.
Benavidez vs Gavril stats
David Benavidez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ronald Gavril made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Benavidez and Gavril have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
David Benavidez was the younger man by 11 years, at 25 years old.
Both David Benavidez & Ronald Gavril fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benavidez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months later than Gavril, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 118 to Gavril's 120.
Ronald Gavril was ranked number 5 by the WBC in the 168lb division.
Benavidez vs Gavril form
Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Anthony Dirrell on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had won against J’Leon Love on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had beat Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada.
He had defeated Ronald Gavril on 8th September 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, Afghanistan.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Benavidez vs Gavril start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Benavidez vs Gavril?
Benavidez vs Gavril was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Benavidez vs Gavril?
David Benavidez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ronald Gavril made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.