Danny Garcia-Jose Benavidez: Stats & Stakes

Danny Garcia-Jose Benavidez: Stats & Stakes

Even coming off a on the subject of layoff of more than eighteen months, there are reasons to suppose former lineal Jr. welterweight champion Danny Garcia is making his Jr. middleweight debut in a mismatch on Saturday (Showtime, 9 PM EST).

That there is a glimmer of competitiveness to this fight says such a lot about what people concept they spotted. Early in his career, Jose Benavidez (the older brother of former super middleweight titlist David Benavidez) was once as soon as touted as one amongst boxing’s brightest more youthful lighting fixtures. He had dimension, tempo, power…

Benavidez had doable. 

A gunshot harm in 2016 derailed his career and, while Benavidez was once as soon as able to secure a shot at a welterweight belt in 2018, it’s in no way got once more on the right track. In his remaining commute, Benavidez returned from a three-year layoff and the break day didn’t look find it irresistible sharpened his apparatus. He squeaked out a debatable win over Francisco Torres and now steps up in an attempt to salvage a career.

Garcia could be attempting to extend his as he competes in his third weight class.   

Let’s get into it. 

Stats and Stakes

Danny Garcia

Age: 34

Establish: None

Previous Titles: WBC super lightweight (2012-15, 5 Defenses); WBA/Ring super lightweight (2012-15, 4 Defenses); Lineal/TBRB Jr. welterweight (2013-15, 1 Coverage); WBC welterweight (2016-17)

Height: 5’8

Weight: 152 ¾ lbs.

Stance: Orthodox

Hails from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Document: 36-3, 21 KO

Press Ratings: #9 (ESPN)  

Document in Establish Fights: 7-3, 2 KO

Final 5 Fighters: 131-15-5 (.884)

Notable Effects, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Erik Morales UD12, KO4; Amir Khan TKO4; Zab Judah UD12; Lucas Matthysse UD12; Mauricio Herrera MD12; Lamont Peterson MD12; Robert Guerrero UD12; Keith Thurman L12; Shawn Porter L12; Errol Spence L12

Additional Provide/Former Titlists Faced: Nate Campbell UD10; Kendall Holt SD12; Paulie Malignaggi TKO9; Brandon Rios TKO9

Vs.

Jose Benavidez Jr. 

Age: 30

Establish/Previous Titles: None*

Height: 5’10 ½   

Weight: 153 ¾ lbs.

Stance: Orthodox

Hails from: Phoenix, Arizona

Document: 27-1-1, 18 KO

Press Ratings: Unranked

Document in Major Establish Fights: 0-1, 1 KOBY (2-1, 1 KO, 1 KOBY along with interim fights)

Final 5 Fighters: 164-23-5 (.867)

Notable Effects, TBRB and/or Ring Rated Foes: Mauricio Herrera UD12; Terence Crawford TKO by way of 12

Additional Provide/Former Titlists Faced: None

*Held WBA interim 2014-15 at 140 lbs.

The Select: Potential is a funny issue. Benavidez showed glimpses of his early promise throughout the loss to Crawford, competing smartly for pockets of the fight previous to being knocked out. It was once as soon as impressive allowing for his injured leg has never relatively been the an identical for him. It was once as soon as just a glimpse. Benavidez has never confirmed he can in reality defeat any person at the elite levels of the professional sport. He nevertheless out of place to Crawford and his next greatest step up was once as soon as an iffy answer over Mauricio Herrera. 

That problems in opposition to a Garcia who has most efficient out of place to some of the best possible. Garcia mockingly moreover once had an a lot more questionable answer win over Herrera on the other hand the rest of his resume is volumes deeper than what Benavidez has in evidence. It doesn’t suggest Benavidez can’t win. He’s taller, longer, will also be additional energetic, and has precise pop. 

That discussed, the only evidence we have were given of what we are getting from Benavidez was once as soon as throughout the Torres fight remaining 365 days. Garcia is still too rapid, too proper together with his counter left hook, and too savvy to lose to that fighter. The choose is Garcia by way of late stoppage.       

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