Age 23 orthodox David Benavidez has now fought 18 fights and remains unbeaten with a record of 18-0-0. Having started his career on May 2017 at age 16, Benavidez shows no signs of slowing down as he continues his rise as a pro. Benavidez's longest KO streak is 10 fights long out of his 18 career fights.
Getting rid of his debut fight nerves early, Benavidez took on Erasmo Mendoza in August 2013 and claimed a stoppage victory (round 1, KO). Benavidez was the first person to have ever stopped Mendoza. Benavidez built on his successful start to his career by fighting 2 times in 2013 and once in 2015 which included fights against Erasmo Mendoza, Omar Aizpuro and Rollin Williams to name just a few.
Rollin Williams was Benavidez's next fight on April 25th, 2015 and also his next win in his career. The 10 round fight ended in the 1st round via TKO crowning Benavidez as only the 6th to stop Williams in his career. Benavidez's win streak of 9 rose to 13 following 4 great wins, becoming the 2nd person to stop Kevin Cobbs (Round 2 KO), 7th person to stop Felipe Romero (Round 1 TKO) and 6th person to stop Ricardo Campillo.
Benavidez then went on to fight and beat Francy Ntetu on June 25th, 2016 maintaining his unbeaten record. Benavidez's fight against Francy Ntetu came in the 7th round of a 8 round fight via TKO. Benavidez became the first person to stop Ntetu. Another win followed for Benavidez taking his win tally to 16 wins.
Benavidez entered his next fight with 16 wins and took this to 17 with a win against Sherali Mamajonov on January 28th, 2017. Mamajonov was stopped in the 2nd round via KO meaning Benavidez was the first person to stop this opponent.
Rogelio Medina was beaten by David Benavidez in Benavidez's most recent fight on May 20th, 2017 to ensure his unbeaten run continued. Ending via KO, Benavidez became the 4th fighter to stop Medina. The defeat came in the 8th round of a 12 round fight.