Arizona native Jose Benavidez Jr. is like the fighting equivalent of Beethoven or Bach a prodigy with the genes and raw talent to ensure a quick rise to success. He holds bragging rights of being the youngest Golden Gloves winner ever at the tender age of 16, and received a special dispensation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to go pro a year later.
Benavidez Jr. returns to his home state for Rumble at the River II. This will be Benavidez first professional bout in Arizona, and considering his 120-5 amateur record hes sure to impress with hands of lightning speed. More than just a pile of muscle and fury, the softhearted boxer also plans to donate a portion of his winning purse to Phoenix Childrens Hospital. He isnt a total shoe-in for victory, though. Benavidez Jr. headlines a stellar lineup including undefeated pros Fernando Samaniego and Alexis Beaver Santiago.
Sat., June 11, 7 p.m., 2011