Wow…Is This Real Life?!? Yes it is, and you need to see it…
Over the recent years, boxing has become quite a stale sport. This isn’t to say boxing doesn’t have some great talent, but years of corruption and mob influence left the sport torn.
Coming in to the half way point of 2017, though, boxing is looking just a little bit brighter. Defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a crazy war, Anthony Joshua is the newly crowned unified champion.
Ans how about David Benavidez?
Benavidez vs. Medina
Coming off a January knockout, undefeated Mexican prospect David Benavidez faced the toughest test of his career on Saturday. Against the tough-nosed Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina, the 20-year old made a huge statement.
Now set to face the winner of the upcoming Callum Smith vs. Anthony Dirrell title fight, Benavidez got the win with an insane knockout. We counted 17 punches in the final frames of the fight, with six of those razor sharp strikes coming in one second.
Watch the video courtesy of the PBC (premier boxing champions) Youtube channel:
What’s next for David Benavidez? Well, after Dirrell and Smith clash, Benavidez is next in line for the WBC title shot. Talking of Dirrell, did anyone catch his brother Andre in action this weekend?
Andre Didn’t Do So Well
Andre Dirrell was done, although the bell rang just prior to the final punch connecting, it was clear he couldn’t handle Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO’s). Then the unthinkable happened, as Direll’s uncle jumped in to the ring.
Leon Lawson, Dirrell’s uncle and one of his coaches, climbed into the ring and rushed at Uzcategui. But instead of shaking his hand, Lawson uncorked a vicious bare knuckle left hook on the unsuspecting Venezuelan.
Here it is in epic and glorious slow motion. Make sure to watch and rewatch it, it’s an absolute thing of beauty/disgrace.
Turns out Uzcategui was actually winning the fight
The scorecards read 77-75, 77-74, and 76-76 when it was all said and done. Dirrell is now the new interim WBA super middleweight champion.
“I forgive Uzcategui, I forgive his camp, I don’t want to win a championship like this,” Dirrell said. “I wanted to win fair and square. But I forgive him.”
Enough of this rubbish, check out a recent Benavidez interview about sparring Gennady Golovkin:
Benavidez Tells BoxingScene.com About GGG
You were training in Big Bear with Gennady Golovkin and Murat Gassiev How were the sparring session with them ?
GGG is extremely good fighter and powerful fighter. When you spar with him you gotta think a little bit more because of his punches, but he helped me a lot. He helped me to think better and be smarter in the ring. There are more great fighters in Big Bear. I learned a lot in there. We worked really good.
You are tall for GGG and you are similar to Daniel Jacobs. Did you create some trouble for GGG?
We had great sparring actually We both helped each other. I kept my distance and he also tried himself with distance and with my long arms.
Golovkin is possibly going to face Canelo. As a Mexican and a sparring partner of Golovkin, who is your favourite in this bout?
I know both very well. Golovkin is little bit stronger. Golovkin is humble guy, I like him a lot and I think GGG will take that fight.