It was most definitely a memorable weekend for boxing, as we had three highly entertaining fights take place. Rising star Gervonta Davis defended his IBF junior lightweight title in impressive fashion, knocking out Liam Walsh in the third round of their championship bout.
In a surreal scene, Andre Dirrell’s uncle drilled Jose Uzcategui in retaliation for Uzcategui hitting Andre after the bell. Andre was rewarded a win via disqualification, but that apparently wasn’t enough for Leon Lawson.
And while those two fights took place on Saturday, super middleweight David Benavidez made sure the weekend went out with a literal bang. On Sunday night, Benavidez took on Rogelio Medina in Laredo, Texas in the main event of a PBC on FS1 card.
In the eighth round, Benavidez scored a massive knockout victory, sending Medina under the ropes with a relentless flurry of punches. Watch Benavidez hit Medina with a devastating combination in the video below.
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My eyes weren’t fast enough to even count how many punches were landed in that combination, as those blows were coming at a rapid pace. It looked like somebody was playing Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots by themselves with the way Benavidez was pummeling Medina.
Benavidez is now 18-0 with 17 KOs in his young career, and the 20-year-old looks like he will be a force to be reckoned with in the super middleweight division. With this victory, Benavidez is the mandatory challenger to face the winner of the September 9 bout between Callum Smith and Anthony Dirrell.