benavidez is still growing
he just hit 6'1 and his reach is 74 inches. it might even be longer.
he'd absolutely dwarf morales
and he's very fast, a solid body puncher, and has enough snap to keep morales at the end of his punches.
if he fights the smart fight and can last 10 or 12 rounds i'd pick him to win rather easily
we cant say for sure that he can, though
we know morales can.
benavidez spars with EVERYBODY
it's all over the internet. he never looks uncomfortable
it's sparring, sure, but the kid has seen a lot for such an inexperienced pro.
i think he'd have a good chance at handling morales over a 10 or 12 round distance. 8 rounds or less and he'd beat the bag out of him