David Avanesyan Destroys Metz; Seeks Conor Benn Or World Title Next!

David Avanesyan Seeking Marquee Fight After Blasting Away Metz

David Avanesyan flexes, Conor Benn admires his title belt
David Avanesyan flexes, Conor Benn admires his title belt

David Avanesyan Pummels Oskari Metz in the First Round!

David “Ava” Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KO’s) was is in hot pursuit of British top-rated welterweight Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (20-0, 13 KO’s). However, that fight never materialized. Instead he settled on beating down a relatively unknown, undefeated Oskari Metz (15-1, 5 KO’s) from Finland.

Avanesyan has been on a tear since losing to former WBO title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas back in 2019. He bounced back by taking away the undefeated records of two fighters in EBU super welterweight champion Kerman Lejarraga and hot prospect Josh Kelly en route to a six-fight win streak.

Ava, ranked #2 WBC, #5 WBO, and #8 IBF is looking to get into the mix with any top-tier fighter or champion in the division.


Anyone who stepped away to check the stove or make sure the door was locked, came back watching the fight replay. The 33-year-old understands the window is closing and wasted little time taking out an opponent that was not in his class.

Metz came out trying to establish the jab and use his height advantage. Things went well for a good minute. Then Ava caught the timing of the jab and came over the top with a punishing left hook and followed it up with a right that sent Metz to the canvas.

The undefeated fighter would beat the count only to suffer a barrage of unanswered punches. The referee would administer a standing eight count before realizing there was no need to let it continue. The EBU champion said it was not going to be a long night and he delivered. This marks his third straight knockout victory in Wembley Arena.


Avanesyan is ready to fight the upper echelon in the division. During the post-fight interview, Queensberry promoter Frank Warren outlined two objectives.

“He’s number two in the WBC, and they will order the fight […] He will fight for a world title. I will make it happen. That’s my job, and I will make it happen.”

“The position he’s in, which is number one, in getting the WBC to order a mandatory or final eliminator, and that’s what we work on. Or, make the fight with Conor Benn.”

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."