Ronald Gavril

Ronald Gavril (born July 10, 1986) is a Romanian professional boxer. He is signed to Mayweather Promotions and is currently trained by Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.[4]

Ronald Gavril
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Thrill
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
NationalityRomanian
Born (1986-07-10) July 10, 1986 (age 35)
Bacău, Romania
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins20
Wins by KO16
Losses3
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing  Romania
Romania National Amateur Boxing Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Arad Super Middleweight[1]
Gold medal – first place 2010 Bacău Super Middleweight[2]
Cadet World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Bucharest Middleweight[3]
European Union Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Cagliari Middleweight

Early life and educationEdit

Ronald Gavril was born on 10 July 1986 in Bacău, Romania. He credits his two brothers for inspiring him to become a fighter. Although his brothers had been fighters for quite some time, Gavril only joined in 2002 the local boxing club SCM Bacău[5] in his hometown.[6][7]

Amateur careerEdit

As an amateur, he gained a lot of experience as he fought 180 times losing only 15 of those fights.[6] Ronald won in his career no less than ten national titles.[8] Twice he won "Centura de Aur" (the Golden Belt), one of the oldest trophies in the world amateur boxing.[8]

Gavril trained with the National Team of Romania eight-ten months out of the year.[7] He represented his country in international tournaments such as worlds and European (three each).[9] Ronald medalled in Cadet Worlds in 2003 and EU also later in his senior years.[10] Amateur Record: 165-15

Professional careerEdit

Gavril turned pro in 2011 at age 25 moving to Los Angeles from Romania, so he did not pursue his dream of representing his country in the London 2012 Olympics.[4] Early on in his professional career he struggled to find a trainer. Gavril was also having trouble getting fights. In May 2012, Ronald decided to move to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently resides.[4]

Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe took notice to Ronald's skills during his sparring sessions at The Mayweather Boxing Club. Ronald Gavril signed with Mayweather Promotions in March 2013.[7] Gavril won his first eleven fights before dropping a decision to veteran Elvin Ayala. Gavril bounced back by winning his next five bouts before facing Christopher Brooker for the NABF super middleweight title. Gavril stopped Brooker in the tenth and final round, having dropped him twice before that.[11]

Anthony Dirrell was slated to fight David Benavidez for the vacant WBC super middleweight title on September 2017.[12] However on August 5, the WBC announced Dirrell was out due to injury. Instead, Benavidez would Gavril on September 8 for the vacant title.[13] In a close fight, Benavidez defeated Gavril after 12 rounds by split decision (117-111, 116-111, 111-116). With the win, Benavidez became the youngest champion in super middleweight history at the age of 20. Benavidez seemed to struggle with conditioning and he was knocked down in the final round.[14]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
23 fights 20 wins 3 losses
By knockout 16 0
By decision 4 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
23 Win 20–3   Miguel Vazquez TKO 3 (8), 1:22 2020-12-18   Hotel Wyndham Garden, Cancún, Mexico
22 Win 19–3   Antowyan Aikens TKO 2 (10), 2:20 2018-12-07   Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
21 Loss 18–3   David Benavidez UD 12 2018-02-17   Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBC super middleweight title
20 Loss 18–2   David Benavidez SD 12 2017-09-08   The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For vacant WBC super middleweight title
19 Win 18–1   Decarlo Pérez KO 3 (8), 2:24 2017-04-29   Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada
18 Win 17–1   Christopher Brooker TKO 10 (10), 2:04 2016-10-09   Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant NABF super-middleweight title
17 Win 16–1   Juan Camilo Novoa TKO 4 (10), 2:08 2016-05-13   Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada
16 Win 15–1   Mariano Hilario TKO 4 (8), 2:05 2015-12-18   Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
15 Win 14–1   Scott Sigmon RTD 8 (10), 3:00 2015-09-12   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
14 Win 13–1   Jessie Nicklow UD 8 2015-06-21   MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
13 Win 12–1   Oscar Riojas UD 8 2015-04-30   Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
12 Lose 11–1   Elvin Ayala UD 8 2015-03-28   Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
11 Win 11–0   Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio KO 1 (6), 2:59 2014-12-12   Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
10 Win 10–0   Thomas Falowo TKO 7 (8), 2:14 2014-08-30   Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
9 Win 9–0   Tyrell Hendrix TKO 4 (8), 1:58 2014-05-03   MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
8 Win 8–0   Cameron Allen TKO 3 (8), 1:46 2014-02-28   Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
7 Win 7–0   Shujaa El Amin UD 8 2013-09-14   MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
6 Win 6–0   Dave Courchaine KO 2 (6), 1:54 2013-08-24   StubHub Center, Carson, California
5 Win 5–0   Jas Phipps TKO 5 (6), 1:39 2013-07-19   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
4 Win 4–0   Roberto Yong TKO 3 (4), 2:12 2013-05-04   MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
3 Win 3–0   Kenneth Taylor Schmitz TKO 1 (4), 1:53 2012-07-06   Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
2 Win 2–0   Andrejs Loginovs UD 4 2012-02-09   Sala Rapid, Bucharest, Romania
1 Win 1–0   Gilbert Gastelum TKO 3 (4), 2:11 2011-12-01   Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, California
Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Gilberto Ramírez
NABF super middleweight champion
October 10, 2016 – present
Incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campionat National Seniori 27.07 - 02.08.2009 Arad" (PDF). Federaţia Română de Box. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Campionatul National de Seniori 17.09 – 24.09.2010 Bacau" (PDF). Federaţia Română de Box. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ "2003 Cadet World Amateur Boxing Championships". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Ready to Thrill the World An Interview with Ronald Gavril". eastsideboxing.com. 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ ""Mister KO" din Bacău" (in Romanian). Prosport. 5 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Prospect Profile: Ronald 'The Thrill' Gavril (2-0, 1 KO)". fightfan.com. 3 July 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Ronald Gavril, fighter profile". mayweatherpromotions.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Campionul Gavril şi-a început cariera în boxul profesionist". impartialdebacau.ro. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Ronald Gavril face senzaţie la Las Vegas, în echipa celebrului pugilist Floyd Mayweather!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 29 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Topclass Interview, Ronald Gavril". topclassboxing.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  11. ^ NABF super middleweight title
  12. ^ "Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez on 9/9 For WBC Title - Boxing News". www.boxingscene.com.
  13. ^ "Dirrell out, Gavril in against Benavidez". 4 August 2017.
  14. ^ "David Benavidez Gets off the Floor, Beats Gavril for WBC Belt".

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