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Article: Benavidez dominates Andrade

Benavidez domine Andrade

Benavidez dominates Andrade

By Vincent Morin

American David Benavidez (28-0, 24 KO) retained his immaculate record and his interim WBC super-middleweight (168 lb) crown in a duel between undefeated pugilists against his compatriot Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (32- 1, 19 KO).

Dominant, the boxer nicknamed “Monstro”, sent his rival to the canvas in the fourth attack before seeing the latter's corner signify to the referee his wish to stop the hostilities at the very end of the sixth round.

On the undercard, Jarmall Charlo (33-0, 22 KO) defeated the brother of the evening's headliner, Jose Benavidez Jr (28-3-1, 19 KO), by unanimous decision (100-90 , 99-91 and 98-92) in 10 rounds. It was the first appearance in nearly two and a half years for Charlo, who checked in at more than three pounds over his scheduled contract limit at 163 lbs.

Also at this gala, note the victory of the IBF super-lightweight world champion (140 lbs), the Puerto Rican knockout artist, Subriel Matias (20-1, 20 KO), by stoppage by the referee in the sixth round on Uzbek Shohjahon Ergashev (23-1, 20 KO).

Katie Taylor reclaims her titles

The Irish Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KO) took her revenge on the British Chantelle Cameron (18-1, 8 KO), winning by majority decision (95-95, 98-92 and 96-94) Saturday in Dublin, Ireland.

At the same time, she regained her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO super-lightweight (140 lb) world belts lost to Cameron last May.

Shakur Stevenson

American southpaw Shakur Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs) won a world title in a third weight category, the WBC lightweight crown (135 lbs), winning by unanimous decision (116-112, 116- 112 and 115-113) on the powerful Dominican puncher Edwin De Los Santos (16-2, 14 KO), Thursday in Las Vegas.

The soporific confrontation notably recorded an unenviable record: De Los Santos only hit the target 40 times in 12 rounds. This is the lowest number of blows delivered to the opponent in a 12-round clash since the arrival of CompuBox , the calculation system used in professional boxing, which has been in operation for 38 years.

In the semi-final of the event, Mexican Emanuel Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KO) had to settle for a draw against Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao (17-2-1, 8 KO), even if he sent the latter to the mat twice during the clash. Fortunately, this face-to-face was much more spectacular than the evening's finale.

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