Jose Benavidez Jr. Says Danny Garcia is Underestimating Him
In his next tour of duty, super welterweight boxer “Merciless” Jose Benavidez Jr (27-1-1, 18 KO’s) will stage somewhat of a must-win battle. In that contest, Benavidez Jr will test his might against the challenge of two-division champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-3, 21 KO’s). The match will mark only the second time that Merciless has competed professionally in the last four years. In his last assignment, versus Francisco Torres, Benavidez shook off a little ring rust and got a gift majority draw in a fight that 3Kings Boxing felt that he lost.
Directly prior to Torres, Merciless fought and was stopped by WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford. The defeat was the only time that he has been stopped or beaten. Despite suffering that humbling loss, Benavidez Jr certainly made a good account of himself; especially since one of his legs was not up to par. Now, in against the talented and well-known Danny Garcia, Benavidez hopes to leapfrog into a new realm of respectability off of Garcia’s back.
I AIN’T GOT NO WORRIES!
While speaking to media members at a recent press event, Merciless let it be known that he was anything but lacking in confidence.
“I took all these guys out, it’s better that they underestimate me. I know what I am capable of and I know the power that I got, so you better be ready! I’m not worried about anything that he does! I know what I am capable of! I know the power that I have, I know how to train. Not only that, I spar my brother [super middleweight David Benavidez], the best at 168. So, Danny’s punches can’t do shit to me!”
If Benavidez is able to topple Garcia, it will be a major feather in his cap and by far the best conquered name on his resume. The win would likely also supply Merciless a solid foothold in the top fifteen rankings of the four major sanctioning bodies. First things first however, Benavidez Jr needs to prove that he is the better man in the ring. If he is incapable of accomplishing this, then everything else is mere meaningless tough talk. And going by his last two outings, Benavidez has his work cut out for him.
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By: Bakari Simpson