WATCH: ‘Passing the torch’ – David Benavidez runs to icon Mike Tyson after MONSTEROUS performance against Demetrius Andrade

David Benavidez ended Demetrious Andrade's unbeaten streak, shared a memorable moment with Mike Tyson, and called out Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.


WATCH: ‘Passing the torch’ – David Benavidez runs to icon Mike Tyson after MONSTEROUS performance against Demetrius Andrade

Mike Tyson congratulates David Benavidez after victory over Demetrius Andrade (Image via: IMAGO, X/Michael Benson)

Demetrius Andrade suffered the first defeat of his professional boxing career at the hands of David Benavidez. ‘Mexican Monster’ Benavidez poured the pressure on Andrade as the rounds went on. This forced the corner of Andrade to stop the fight by the end of the sixth round. Benavidez jumped out of the cage during the victory celebration and shared a moment with Mike Tyson. Tyson was cage-side at the event.

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The fight began with Andrade controlling the bout in the first two rounds. However, Benavidez shifted the momentum from the second half of the third round. Andrade came back in the fourth round but was floored by Benavidez with a right hand. That was the shift in the momentum of the fight. Round 5 was full Benavidez, and so was round 6. That ultimately forced the corner to throw in the towel, making Benavidez the victor.

After the victory, Bendavidez was congratulated by Mike Tyson. Benavidez jumped out of the cage and hugged Tyson, who congratulated him on the stoppage. They also paused for a picture cage side. Tyson donned a black biker gang costume with a black bandana. The appearance was a throwback to the time when he was called ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet.’

Benavidez kept his undefeated record intact with the victory and called out Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Benavidez has been trying to get into a fight with Alvarez for some time, and the victory certainly boosted his prospects. Moreover, in the co-main event of the PPV, Jose Benavidez Jr., Davide Benavidez’s older brother, lost to Jermall Charlo via unanimous decision.

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Combat sports community reacts to David Benavidez congratulated by Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was and still is one of the scariest human beings on the planet. Tyson is now a staple at almost all high-profile combat sports events. Therefore, it came as no surprise to see him cage side at the David Benavidez vs Demetrius Andrade PPV.

Mike Tyson congratulates David Benavidez after victory over Demetrius Andrade
Mike Tyson congratulates David Benavidez after victory over Demetrius Andrade (Image via: X/Michael Benson)

However, the combat sports community witnessed a beautiful moment with Benavidez and Andrade after Andrade’s monstrous performance. See how the combat sports community reacted to the moment on social media.

Benavidez is nicknamed “The Monster,” and aptly so. He has 24 finished in his 28-fight undefeated career. With the victory, he has put himself in pole position to face undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Mike Tyson is close with both Benavidez and Alvarez. Both have appeared on Tyson’s podcast, where Tyson was praised for both of them.

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