David Benavidez may have lost his WBC super middleweight title on the scales, but that didn’t stop him from registering another victory…
The 23-year-old Mexican-American professional boxer salvaged his weekend with a one-sided 10th-round TKO victory over Colombia’s Roamer Alexis Angulo on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Since Benavidez was nearly three pounds over the 168-pound limit at the weigh-in, only Angulo had an opportunity to capture this title.
Benavidez was in complete control as he slowly built up momentum in the middle rounds and began to overwhelm Angulo with a powerful and varied attack. From right hands to left hooks to uppercuts, Benavidez began to wear down the high guard of Angulo, who if anything proved to be durable for much of this bout.
But late in Round 10, Benavidez started to land clean shots that visibly affected Angulo, who started to show signs that he was getting hurt by the punches that were now connecting with more and more frequency.
After the round, Angulo’s head trainer made the decision to call off the fight.
The offensive barrage of Benavidez was relentless, as he threw 703 punches, landing 290 of them. Angulo landed only 51 of 400 punches.
This is the second time Benavidez has relinquished this title without having lost a fight.
Back in 2018, he was stripped of his title and suspended by the WBC for testing positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition drug test.