Benavídez Family Speak On Fighting Back Home
Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez and his older brother, longtime contender José Benavídez, previewed their respective showdowns before they enter in the ring in their hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, November 13 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Footprint Center.
Tickets for the live event, Promoted by Sampson Boxing and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com.
David will battle former champion José Uzcátegui in a super middleweight title eliminator bout that headlines the event, while José faces Argentina’s Francisco Emanuel Torres in the 10-round co-main event.
The family, including their trainer and father, José Benavídez Sr., were in North Hollywood, California, for training camp, and the message by all of them was pretty excited to put on a show in their hometown.
“Words can’t even describe how it feels to be coming back to Phoenix training my two sons for this big show. It’s something I’ve only dreamed of. Now it’s happening, and we’re super excited,” José Benavídez Sr. said about seeing his sons in action back home.
“It feels great to be on this card with my brother and to be making my comeback in my hometown. There’s going to be a lot of support for me. It’s a great feeling, and I’m looking forward to giving my fans a great outcome,” José Benavídez stated.
“A lot of people in Phoenix are excited for this one. I’m excited to go back. The timing is perfect. For me, this is the biggest fight of my career. I’m ready for anything that comes my way November 13,” David Benavídez noted.
The Benavídez brothers have their sights set on impressing their hometown fans in long-awaited homecoming bouts on November 13, which will mark their first time entering the ring in Phoenix since 2015.
“David is looking very strong right now. With every fight, he gets stronger and stronger and matures more and more. He’s just getting his man strength, so I think everyone is going to see something spectacular on November 13,” Benavídez Sr; noted.
Good to hear that David is getting stringer as his bout was scheduled back in August but was pushed back due to him contracting COVID. While dad hinted at something special happening in the ring, Jose guaranteed it against Torres.
“I don’t know too much about my opponent, and I honestly don’t care because I’m taking him down—no matter who they put in front of me, good luck to them.
After my fight, which I’m going to end early, I’m going to be ready to walk out with my brother and support him for his fight,” José Benavídez proclaimed.
Fighters will always tell you they don’t get paid by the hour in the ring. Let’s see if this work this camp will produce.