David Benavidez to meet Ronald Gavril in a Rematch
By Joel Tavizon Jr.
Published: January 13, 2018
The highly anticipated rematch between David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, (19-0, 17 KOs) and Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril (18-2-, 14 KOs) is finally here. On February 17th, on the undercard of Danny “Swift” Garcia vs. Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, they meet again at the Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Benavidez’s WBC World Super Middleweight Title that he won in the first bout with Gavril will once again be at stake. Many people thought the first fight was very close and the decision controversial.
On September 8th, 2017, Benavidez made history by becoming the youngest super middleweight champion at the age of 20, after defeating Gavril by split decision. They both had their moments, and Gavril even dropped Benavidez in the 12th round.
For the rematch, Benavidez is coming into this fight to prove everyone wrong and is in the best shape of his life after hiring strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza. Benavidez has a promising future in his career after only being 20 years old and winning 17 of his 19 fights being by knockout. Benavidez is looking to make a statement in this fight and leave no doubt to the judges or the people.
Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril, comes into this fight hungrier than ever, also trying to make a statement by knocking out Benavidez.
Gavril has not wanted any other fight but this one after feeling he was robbed in the first fight. “Last September, Floyd Mayweather was ringside for my controversial split decision loss to Benavidez, he said I deserved a rematch, and he delivered.”
This fight is a great way to start off 2018. You can expect fireworks and maybe even a nominee for fight of the year. Both will come to make their statement but only the better man will leave as the champion.
(Feature Photo: Mikey Williams)