Jose Benavidez, Jr. (16-0, 12KOs)
At just 21 years old, Jose Benavidez, Jr. is boxing’s sensational new prodigy at 140 lbs. With his trademark left hook, exceptional speed and movement, and the maturity of an older boxer, he has drawn comparisons to legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Salvador Sanchez. Charismatic and humble, he is a favorite with the media and fans.
Junior began training at the age of six, and his consistency and dedication have helped him develop a powerful punch, unyielding confidence, and a strategic advantage in the ring.
In 2010, after being approached by both Top Rank Boxing and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Boxing, Junior signed a promotional agreement with Top Rank, one of the top promoters in the sport. Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, and legendary matchmaker Bruce Trampler are the careful custodians of Junior’s career.
After a glowing amateur career that included being the youngest boxer ever to win the National Golden Gloves at age 16, Junior debuted as a professional at only 17 years old in January, 2010. He currently trains at the world-famous Wild Card Gym with his father Hall-of-Fame great Freddie Roach, trainer of World Champions Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. His sparring partners have included World Champions Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Timothy Bradley, Paulie Malignaggi and former Champion Yori Boy Campas.
Dubbed by the media as “one to watch,” Jose Benavidez, Jr.’s record currently stands at 16 wins and 0 losses, with 12 of his wins coming by way of knock-out.
Birthday: May 15, 1992
Birth Place: Panorama City, California, USA
Current Residence: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Manager/Trainer: Jose Benavidez, Sr.
Weight Class: Light Welterweight
Weight: 140 pounds
Height: 6 feet, 1 inch
Reach: 74 inches
Amateur Record: 120-5
Professional Record: 14-0, 12KOs
Average Length of Bouts: 2.7 Rounds
Knock-out Percentage: 86%
Professional Experience: 24 months, 14 fights