David Benavidez (23-0) with 20 wins coming inside the distance has been quite the wrecking train in most of his career. He has a style that really is difficult to deal with. He is tall, fast, agressive, has a good engine and a good chin. He can be outboxed at times and in spots but eventually the opponents can´t keep up with him and he wears them down. This happened to anthony Dirrell where the fight started out very close but Dirrell just couldn´t keep up with Benavidez. This has happened to Money Team fighter Ronald Gavril who performed well in two fights with Benavidez especially early but he couldn´t keep up the pace and punishment for the duration of the fight although he managed to go the distance. This time he is fighting a good fighter in Ronald Ellis (18-1-2) who has had some good performances in the past. We don´t think that Ellis is talented enough to beat a guy like Benavidez and we think that Ellis will try to start fast but he will no be able to keep up the pace as the fight goes on.
The main pick is David benavidez to win this fight because he is just simply too good for a guy like Ellis and there is additionally value in determining when the fight will end. We believe that Benavidez will wear Ellis down and that he will get the stoppage in the 2nd half of the fight in rounds 7-12.