Despite being on the wrong end of a contrasting split decision back in September, Ronald Gavril is one hundred percent confident he can rip the WBC super-middleweight title away from talented champion David Benavidez.
The Romanian-born 31 year-old scored a final round knockdown, as well as claiming victory 116-111 on one scorecard in the first meeting at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, but it still wasn’t enough to earn the vacant green strap.
This time around, as the pair prepare to trade blows again at the Mandalay Bay on February 17th, Mayweather Promotions’ representative Gavril has plans in place for revenge.
“I can’t wait to get into the ring again and take that belt,” said Gavril.
“I learned his game plan quickly during the first fight, I blocked it well then, and I plan to do the same again.”
He continued: “He has fast hands and power, I won’t take that from him, but I am prepared for whatever plan he comes in the ring with.
“I know I have what it takes to win this time. Preparing for this fight the second time around has been different, training has been more intense, and my team is preparing me to take him out once and for all. I can’t let him win.
“Some people said I won back in September and were surprised by my performance. I thought it was close, and I thought the knockdown gave me the advantage to win.
“All I can do is be ready. I don’t think either of us will upset the fans on fight night.
“I want to thank Floyd Mayweather and Leonard for another opportunity against Benavidez. He’s a great fighter and tough competitor and this will certainly be a great fight,” added Gavril.