Print Edition - 2018-02-19  |  Sports Digest

Benavidez retains WBC crown

LOS ANGELES

Feb 19, 2018-

David Benavidez outclassed Ronald Gavril to easily retain his WBC super-middleweight crown with a unanimous points victory on Saturday. The 21-year-old champion from Phoenix dominated Romania’s Gavril to claim a deserved win at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Benavidez had beaten Gavril, 31, last September by a split decision to claim the vacant crown in one of the best fights of 2017. Benavidez improved to 20-0 with 17 knockouts after the win. (AFP)

Published: 19-02-2018 10:19

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