David Benavidez (The Mexican Monster) is an American professional boxer. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. on December 17, 1996. Benavidez made his professional boxing debut at the age of 16 against Erasmo Mendoza on August 17, 2013. He is a super-middleweight world champion. Benavidez is 25 years old, he will turn 26 in 9 days.
8 years and 9 months into his professional boxing career, David Benavidez has fought 26 times with 26 wins and no losses. As of December 2022, Benavidez' boxing record stands at 26-0 (23 KOs). In total, he has fought 118 rounds of professional boxing in 26 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||0|
|27||Jan 14, 2023||26||José Uzcátegui||NA||NA|
|26||May 21, 2022||25||David Lemieux||Win||TKO3|
|25||Nov 13, 2021||24||Kyrone Davis||Win||TKO7|
|24||Mar 13, 2021||24||Ronald Ellis||Win||TKO11|
|23||Aug 15, 2020||23||Roamer Alexis Angulo||Win||RTD10|
|22||Sep 28, 2019||22||Anthony Dirrell||Win||TKO9|
|21||Mar 16, 2019||22||J'Leon Love||Win||TKO2|
|20||Feb 17, 2018||21||Ronald Gavril||Win||UD|
|19||Sep 8, 2017||20||Ronald Gavril||Win||SD|
|18||May 20, 2017||20||Rogelio Medina||Win||TKO8|
|17||Jan 28, 2017||20||Sherali Mamajonov||Win||KO2|
|16||Aug 5, 2016||19||Denis Douglin||Win||TKO10|
|15||Jun 25, 2016||19||Francy Ntetu||Win||TKO7|
|14||Apr 30, 2016||19||Phillip Jackson Benson||Win||KO2|
|13||Jan 19, 2016||19||Kevin Cobbs||Win||TKO2|
|12||Nov 14, 2015||18||Felipe Romero||Win||TKO1|
|11||Sep 5, 2015||18||Alberto Gutiérrez||Win||TKO1|
|10||May 15, 2015||18||Ricardo Campillo||Win||TKO2|
|9||Apr 25, 2015||18||Rollin Williams||Win||TKO1|
|8||Dec 20, 2014||18||Azamat Umarzoda||Win||UD|
|7||Oct 11, 2014||17||Juan Hernández||Win||TKO1|
|6||Aug 23, 2014||17||Jairo Dolores||Win||TKO1|
|5||May 24, 2014||17||Erick Revueltas||Win||KO4|
|4||Apr 11, 2014||17||Arturo Martínez||Win||TKO1|
|3||Jan 31, 2014||17||Omar Aispuro||Win||TKO1|
|2||Dec 4, 2013||16||Édgar Gálvan||Win||KO1|
|1||Aug 17, 2013||16||Erasmo Mendoza||Win||KO1|
David Benavidez started boxing professionally at 16 years of age. He debuted against Erasmo Mendoza on August 17, 2013 and defeated Mendoza via 1st round KO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on September 8, 2017 after 18 professional fights against Ronald Gavril for the super-middleweight WBC (vacant) title. Benavidez defeated Gavril via 12 round split-decision to become the new super-middleweight champion of the world.
Benavidez' notable victories include wins over David Lemieux, Anthony Dirrell, Ronald Gavril, J'Leon Love, Ronald Ellis, Kyrone Davis, and Rogelio Medina. For a complete list of Benavidez' best performances refer to David Benavidez' best fights.
His most recent fight was a non-title bout against Canadian boxer David Lemieux on May 21, 2022. Benavidez won the fight via 3rd round TKO. It's been 6 months and 17 days since this fight.
Although David Benavidez had a total of 26 fights till today, this fight against Ronald Gavril is the highlight of his career so far.
A 20-year old David Benavidez (18-0) had his first world title fight against Ronald Gavril for the vacant WBC super-middleweight belt. Gavril was 31 years old with a record of 18-1. Benavidez deafeated Gavril via 12 round split-decision to win the vacant WBC super-middleweight title.
David Benavidez' next fight is tentatively scheduled against Venezuelan boxer José Uzcátegui for January 14, 2023 at the Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
David Benavidez fought for world titles in two fights and won both the times. In total, he has won two belts at super-middleweight (WBC 2x).
Some of Benavidez' best wins so far are against David Lemieux, Anthony Dirrell, Ronald Gavril, J'Leon Love, Ronald Ellis, Kyrone Davis, and Rogelio Medina
Benavidez has knocked out 23 of his 26 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 88.5%. Of his total 26 wins, 23 of them have been via KO (88.5%).
David Benavidez is currently undefeated. He hasn't lost a single fight till now and is on a 26-fight win streak.