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David Benavidez vs Ronald Gavril report
Who won Benavidez vs Gavril?
David Benavidez beat Ronald Gavril by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 8th September 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-111, 111-116 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 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ronald Gavril made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
David Benavidez was the younger man by 10 years, at 26 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.
David Benavidez went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC at super middleweight.
Ronald Gavril was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 168lb division.
Benavidez vs Gavril form
Benavidez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Rogelio Medina on 20th May 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sherali Mamajonov on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Denis Douglin on 5th August 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at 2300 Arena, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had beat Francy Ntetu on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had defeated Phillip Jackson Benson on 30th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Benavidez vs Gavril start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, Afghanistan, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Benavidez vs Gavril?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.
What were the odds on Benavidez vs Gavril?
David Benavidez was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Ronald Gavril made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
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