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Article: Gervonta Davis and David Benavidez Remain Undefeated

Gervonta Davis et David Benavidez demeurent invaincus

Gervonta Davis and David Benavidez Remain Undefeated

By William Dumoulin

Photo Credit: Premier Boxing Champions

This Saturday, live from the legendary MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Premier Boxing Champions presented another major gala as part of their deal with Amazon Prime. The two main fights featured Gervonta Davis and David Benavidez. Here is a summary of the evening.

In the main event, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (30-0, 28 KO) faced his fellow American, Frank "The Ghost" Martin (18-1, 12 KO) in a fight for the WBA lightweight title. This southpaw duel began as expected, with Davis charging at his opponent while Martin moved and tried to use his jab and rear hand straight at a distance. Martin won most of the early rounds with this strategy. However, in the 8th round, true to his habit, after losing most of the rounds, Gervonta Davis landed a devastating rear hand punch, instantly knocking out his opponent.

Looking ahead, many rumors circulated this week about a future fight between "Tank" and the new IBF champion in the category, Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko. This fight, which fans have been demanding for a long time, would definitely be exciting and entertaining.

In the co-main event, interim WBC super middleweight champion, David "El Monstro" Benavidez (29-0, 24 KO), moved up in weight to face former world champion, Oleksandr Gvozdyk (20-2, 16 KO). The interim WBC welterweight title was on the line. From the first bell, Benavidez pressured his opponent, regularly hitting the target with body hooks. Gvozdyk tried to box on the move behind his jab, but Benavidez often managed to counter the jab with a right hand or a left hook. After 12 rounds, Benavidez won the judges' favor (116-112, 117-111, 119-109).

Now the interim WBC champion, Benavidez could face the winner of the bout between Beterbiev and Bivol, scheduled for October 12th in Saudi Arabia. Another option could be a fight against the super middleweight king, Canelo Alvarez, although the latter does not seem very inclined to face "El Monstro."

Gary Antuanne Russell (17-1, 17 KO) faced former world champion Alberto Puello (23-0, 10 KO) in a 12-round fight for the interim WBC super lightweight title. It was an exciting and competitive fight between the two southpaws, resulting in a split decision in favor of the former world champion, Alberto Puello (115-112, 114-113, 109-118).

To open the main card, the talented Dominican Carlos Adames (24-1, 18 KO) defended his WBC middleweight championship against veteran Terrell Gausha (24-4-1, 12 KO). In a tougher and closer fight than expected, the Dominican managed to win by a fairly generous decision in his favor (119-109, 118-110 X 2).

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