David Benavidez Overwhelms David Lemieux To Clinch Victory
David Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) successfully got the better of David Lemieux at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday night. The vacant interim WBC super-middleweight title was on the line for this fight.
With this win, Benavidez has continued to show why he is one of the most dangerous fighters in any division. Lemieux tried to go for the job from the start and cut the ring off. However, Benavidez showed his full array of punches and movement.
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It was only the first round and Benavidez was already in the zone.
With a series of right hands, he managed to isolate Lemieux. The 25-year-old caught Lemieux with a left hook, which wobbled him.
Even though the Canadian managed to escape the first round, everyone knew that he wasn’t in good shape.
In the second round, Benavidez took the initiative with the left uppercut, which brought Lemieux to the floor.
Even though he comes back to his feet, he was nothing but a volatile wall in front of the 25-year-old.
Despite the Canadian’s best efforts, his corner stops the round. Eventually, the Phoenix native closes the show with a lethal left-right combination.
Lemieux’s corner stops the fight to secure victory for Benavidez.