Veteran boxing scribe Francisco A. Salazar reports that former welterweight title challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. will return to motion after practically three years away on August twenty eighth, becoming a member of the Showtime card headlined by brother David Benavidez’s battle with Jose Uzcategui.
The 29-year-old Benavidez (27-1, 18 KO) regarded vastly promising throughout his rise by way of the ranks, however the wheels got here off a bit after a questionable 2014 choice over perennial spoiler Mauricio Herrera. He in the end managed to work his method right into a title battle towards Terence Crawford 4 years later, and although he began nicely, “Bud” did his usual thing and forced a 12th-round stoppage.
Benavidez undoubtedly had potential and presumably nonetheless has time to comprehend it. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how he’s developed throughout his time away; the division’s mainly choked with promising new expertise, so it’ll take a particular form of effort for him to face out once more.