David Benavidez Stops Kyrone Davis in the Seventh Round to Remain Undefeated

Published 11/14/2021, 12:46 AM EST


David Benavidez retained his unbeaten status by stopping Kyrone Davis in the seventh round of their 10-round headlining contest tonight. The win came in after a hard-fought battle. It has set the road clear for Benavidez to have a shot at the P4P king Canelo Alvarez. Advancing himself to a 25-0 record, Benavidez looked dominant throughout the bout.

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But it is still too early to put him against Alvarez, as his latest rival, Davis, wasn’t a top-tier name. Well, ‘Shut It Down’ still troubled his undefeated rival for quite some time. Here’s a deeper look at the fight.

David Benavidez vs Kyrone Davis- Massive Fight

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The fight began in an expected fashion where David Benavidez began stalking his opponent, Kyrone Davis, with hard and precise shots. He followed Davis and aimed for haymakers. But relying on the remaining whole fight, Benavidez didn’t rush.

The WBC number one contender aimed at Davis’ body and saw some early success. Benavidez then advanced himself with sharp jabs in the initial stage of round two. Although Kyrone Davis responded, it was still in favor of Benavidez. ‘El Bandera Roja’ shot bombs and shook Kyrone Davis before making it to round three.

Benavidez was already confident by then. He didn’t hesitate to attack his opponent from various angles. He used jabs as a key to exposing Davis, which set the road for planting haymakers. But Davis could stand strong and see round four on a high note.

Meanwhile, it was lopsided action coming from David Benavidez in the fourth. The undefeated star punished Kyrone Davis with hard shots and pushed him to the ropes. A few more seconds on the clock could have seen Benavidez claim a stoppage. However, we were fortunate to see round five.

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The action reached its peak in the fourth round. David Benavidez unleashed all his fury, but still couldn’t stop Kyrone Davis. Round six was quite similar, where Benavidez continued his offense. However, Kyrone Davis was unharmed. The unofficial ranking by the end of that round saw Davis at 45 before Benavidez’s 50.

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While David Benavidez came close to scoring a KO again, the clock saved the action for round seven. That was until Benavidez’s massive shot in the initial stages of the seventh round.

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Davis’ corner threw in the towel and ended the fight, which went in favor of Benavidez. Hence, despite his sheer efforts, Davis fell prey to Benavidez’s lopsided action and suffered the maiden stoppage loss of his pro career.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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