|José Benavidez, Jr.|
|Real name||José Luis Benavidez, Jr.|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (179 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (189 cm)|
May 15, 1992 |
Panorama City, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||15|
José Luis Benavidez, Jr. (born May 15, 1992 in Panorama City, California) is an undefeated Mexican-American professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division. He is the son of boxing trainer José Benavidez, Sr. of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico.
Benavidez Jr. was an eleven time national champion, which include the Silver Gloves twice, qualifying for the Junior Olympics and earning a spot on the U.S. National Team, en route to a gaudy 120-5 amateur record. Benavidez is Also the 2009 National Golden Gloves Champion in the light welterweight division, Making him the youngest ever Golden Gloves Champion at only sixteen years old. He then reached the USA Boxing National Championship's title fight in Denver by beating the 2010 National Golden Gloves Champion Gary Allen Russell. He would lose the final on points 11-9 to Frankie Gómez.
Some of the boxers Jose has sparred with are world champions. 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, WBA Light Welterweight champion Amir Khan, WBO Light Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley,former WBO NABO Light middleweight Champion Shawn Porter, and former IBF Light middleweight champion Yori Boy Campas.
José is considered a Boxing Prodigy and one of the sport's future stars. He also has drawn Comparisons to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Benavidez signed a multi-year promotional deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank. Which was remarkable for someone without Olympic experience or a single pro bout under his belt.
He moved from Phoenix to the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles to be trained by Freddie Roach, five-time Trainer of the Year, who also trains Manny Pacquiao and several other notable fighters. Roach has been quoted as calling Benavidez Jr. his best prospect.
His pro debut was highly anticipated because at seventeen years old he was approved for a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission, He went on to Defeat Steven Cox by First Round TKO. A fight scheduled for July 17, 2010 in Arizona by Top Rank was cancelled due to Sponsors like Tecate and TV Azteca pulling out over Arizona's new immigration law. In his fight with Ronnie Peterson, Benavidez and his corner would wear shirts that had SB1070 crossed out.
In 2014, he remained active, winning 3 more bouts. However, in his last fight of the year on December 13 against Mauricio Herrera, the HBO commenting team of Max Kellerman, Jim Lampley, and Roy Jones, Jr., all thought that Herrera had clearly won the fight. HBO unofficial judge Harold Letterman scored the fight 116-112 for Herrera, and most of the boxing writers at ringside also had the fight for Herrera.
|22 Wins (15 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw|
|TKO||12||2015-05-15||US Airway Center, Phoenix, Arizona||Defending WBA Interim Light welterweight title.|
|Win||22-0-0||Mauricio Herrera||UD||12||2014-12-13||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas||Won WBA Interim Light welterweight title|
|Win||21-0-0||Henry Aurad||TKO||(1) 8||2014-07-26
Celebrity Theater, Phoenix
|Vacant NABF Light Welterweight title|
|Win||20-0-0||Angel Hernandez||UD||6||2014-05-17||Selland Arena, Fresno|
|Win||19-0-0||Prince Doku, Jr.||UD||6||2014-03-29||Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas|
|Win||18-0-0||Abraham Álvarez||TKO||2 (1:12)||2013-11-16||Avi Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada|
|Win||17-0-0||Pavel Míranda||UD||8 (8)||2012-10-13||The Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||16-0-0||Javier Loya||TKO||4 (1:41)||2011-07-21||Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||15-0-0||Josh Sosa||UD||6 (6)||2011-05-26||Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona|
|Win||14-0-0||Samuel Santana||UD||6 (6)||2011-11-12||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||13-0-0||Dedrick Bell||KO||1 (1:29)||2011-09-17||BlueWater Resort & Casino, Parker, Arizona|
|Win||12-0-0||Corey Alarcon||TKO||4 (1:02)||2011-06-11||Wild Horse Pass Casino, Chandler, Arizona|
|Win||11-0-0||James Hope||TKO||5 (1:43)||2011-05-07||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||10-0-0||Fernando Rodríguez||UD||6 (6)||2011-01-22||Texas Station, North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||9-0-0||Winston Mathis||TKO||3 (2:23)||2010-11-13||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas|
|Win||8-0-0||Manuel Delcid||TKO||2 (0:41)||2010-09-11||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||7-0-0||Josh Beeman||TKO||1 (1:20)||2010-06-26||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas|
|Win||6-0-0||Ronnie Peterson||TKO||1 (2:46)||2010-05-29||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois|
|Win||5-0-0||Arnoldo Pacheco||TKO||1 (1:43)||2010-05-08||La Feria de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Win||4-0-0||Scott Paul||TKO||2 (1:30)||2010-04-10||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||3-0-0||Bobby Hill||TKO||3 (2:59)||2010-03-12||Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine, Texas|
|Win||2-0-0||John Michael Vega||TKO||1 (1:07)||2010-02-14||Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||1-0-0||Steven Cox||TKO||1 (1:21)||2010-01-16||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Professional debut for Benavidez|
- Mier, Saul (2010-03-06). "Biography of Jose Benavidez jr.". Top Rank. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Seckbach, Elie (2010-06-19). "Benavidez compared to Emmanuel Pacquiao". Fan House. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Escobedo, Juan (2010-03-06). "Jose's Record during his Amateur Career". Box Rec. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Maquiñana, Ryan (2009-12-15). "Youngest Ever Golden Gloves Champion". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- "Video of Benavidez vs. Gary Russell". Youtube. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
|last1=in Authors list (help)
- Domingo, Odeen (2009-07-04). "2012 Olympic Hopeful". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- "Video of Benavidez vs. Frankie Gómez". Youtube. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
|last1=in Authors list (help)
- Duffner, Jim (2010-04-29). "Video of Benavidez sparring Pacquiao". Youtube. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- Maquiñana, Ryan (2009-12-22). "Pros Spar with Benavidez". Personal Website. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Brewer, Ray (2010-01-15). "Benavidez compared to Floyd Mayweather". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Farina, Chris (2010-06-19). "Signed to Top Rank". Top Rank Boxing. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Haus, Brick (2010-01-18). "Benavidez the Best Young Prospect in Boxing". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Bowen, Justin (2010-01-23). "Jose's Pro Debut". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Frauenheim, Norm (2010-05-27). "Arizona Law Stops Benavidez". 15 Rounds. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Maquiñana, Ryan (2010-05-27). "Crossed Out "SB1070"". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
- Boxing record for José Benavidez. BoxRec.com.
|WBA Super Lightweight Interim Champion
December 13, 2014 – present