By: Sean Crose
Undefeated tremendous middleweight David Benavidez returned to the ring on Saturday night time when he confronted Ronald Ellis in a scheduled 12 spherical affair from the Mohegan Solar Area in Connecticut. The 18-1-2 Ellis was in a position to put his man on ropes within the first. Each males traded within the second, although the 23-0 Benavidez might have been more practical in his punching. Benavidez was placing his punches collectively nicely, his pictures showing to take impact. Ellis nevertheless continued to throw gamely.
The third was a reasonably thrilling affair, with each males throwing freely. Benavidez, nevertheless, appeared to have extra energy to his pictures. Each males continued to maintain issues at a excessive octane tempo through the fourth and fifth. Benavidez threw onerous within the sixth, however there gave the impression to be no give up in Ellis. The undefeated former champion banged away at Ellis’ physique within the seventh. Ellis continued to maneuver concerning the ring within the eighth whereas Benavidez continued to pursue. Because the spherical progressed, Ellis regarded like he may be in hassle.
In between rounds, Ellis’ coach stated he was going to provide his man another spherical. The ring physician indicated within the nook that he needed to verify Ellis earlier than the ninth. The battle was allowed to proceed, however the query now was how for much longer the fighter might battle on. Ellis fought gamely all through the ninth, nevertheless it was basically extra of the identical.
Ellis stored combating via the tenth. Benavidez started to essentially thump on Ellis within the eleventh, throwing and touchdown at excessive velocity. Within the closing minute of the spherical, whereas Benavidez continued to brutalize his man, the referee correctly stopped the battle. As Showtime broadcaster Mauro Ranallo put it, Ellis “wanted to be saved from himself.”