Jose Benavidez Jr: My Leg Feels A Lot Upper; There is also No Further Doubts About My Leg

Jose Benavidez Jr: My Leg Feels A Lot Upper; There is also No Further Doubts About My Leg

NEW YORK – Jose Benavidez Jr. feels additional confident in his once-unreliable correct leg than he did previous than his ultimate struggle.

Benavidez was once additional open to exercises and treatments that have helped rebuild energy in a leg that was once as soon as damaged all over an unsolved taking footage in August 2016. The Phoenix native notoriously most well-liked his correct leg all over the later rounds of his 12th-round, technical-knockout loss to unbeaten WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford in October 2018, on the other hand Benavidez is certain it gained’t hurt his goal when he encounters Danny Garcia on Saturday evening time at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.

“I got a brand spanking new energy and conditioner, and we’ve been running on a large number of quite a lot of issues,” Benavidez urged “My leg feels much better. It feels good. There’s now not extra doubts about my leg. We’re in a position. We’re in a position to go.”

The 30-year-old Benavidez (27-1-1, 18 KOs) stated all over an interview with previous than his draw with Francisco Torres on November 13 that his leg is “on no account gonna be 100%.” Benavidez detailed the rods and screws that were inserted into his correct leg after the taking footage and admitted that he merely tried not to take into accounts his leg while training for his struggle against Argentina’s Torres (17-4-1, 5 KOs), who surprisingly pushed Benavidez in a 10-round middleweight have compatibility Showtime televised from Footprint Middle in Phoenix.

His leg was once as soon as such a lot a lot much less relating to in all places training camp for his 12-round, 154-pound bout with Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs), who will make his debut as a junior middleweight in their “Showtime Championship Boxing” main match.

“It didn’t surprise me,” Benavidez said. “It’s merely that once more then I was just a bit closed-minded about running on quite a lot of varieties of exercises perhaps that I didn’t kinda consider in. Then again now, , we’ve been doing new problems, running my leg with different exercises. It could not have appeared love it worked, on the other hand in fact, they’re running. I’m getting massages. Faster than, I wouldn’t get massages.

“It’s like a automobile. You are able to’t pressure a automobile and not using a oil, correct? You want to do upkeep along with your automobile. That’s how I feel with my body. We’ve been taking the entire vitamins we might like and drinking a large number of water, eating clean and getting the massages that my body needs. On account of training is the hard segment. The struggle is unassuming for me.

Despite the fact that shorter than his opponent and new to this weight elegance, handicappers have installed Garcia as an 8-1 favorite to triumph over Benavidez.

Faster than Garcia and Benavidez box in Showtime’s main match, Brooklyn-bred heavyweight Adam Kownacki (20-2, 15 KOs) will try to halt a two-fight shedding streak against Turkish contender Ali Eren Demirezen (16-1, 12 KOs) inside the 10-round co-feature. Junior welterweight contenders Gary Antuanne Russell (15-0, 15 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Rances Barthelemy (29-1-1, 15 KOs, 1 NC), of Havana, Cuba, will sq. off in a 10-rounder that’ll open a telecast scheduled to start out at 9 p.m. ET.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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