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Who won Benavidez vs Love?
David Benavidez beat J’Leon Love by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 16th March 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr beating Mikey Garcia for the IBF World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Charles Martin defeated Gregory Corbin.
Benavidez vs Love stats
Back in March 2019, David Benavidez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
J’Leon Love made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Benavidez had a massive power advantage over Love, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Love's 54%.
David Benavidez was the younger man by 10 years, at 22 years old.
Benavidez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Love.
Both David Benavidez & J’Leon Love fought out of an orthodox stance.
Benavidez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 6 months later than Love, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 136 to Love's 168.
J’Leon Love was ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Benavidez vs Love 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 defeated Ronald Gavril on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rogelio Medina on 20th May 2017 by knockout in the 8th round at Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, United States.
Before that, he had won against Sherali Mamajonov on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Denis Douglin on 5th August 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at 2300 Arena, Philadelphia.
Love had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Peter Quillin on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dashon Johnson on 16th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Gbenga on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DC Armory, Washington.
Before that, he had defeated Marcus Upshaw on 29th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jason Escalera on 21st June 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, David Benavidez had been fighting more than J’Leon Love.
Going to this contest, David Benavidez had last fought 1 year and 27 days ago, while J’Leon Love's last outing had been 7 months and 12 days ago.
Benavidez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Love's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Benavidez vs Love start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Benavidez vs Love?
David Benavidez was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while J’Leon Love made his way into the ring at 817/100 (+820) with oddsmakers.