Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jose Benavidez Jr. Has Hand Surgery, Out Two Months

By Ryan Maquiñana

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. had surgery on his right hand Tuesday and will be out for two months, per his father and co-manager, Jose Sr.

“The operation happened in Los Angeles, and Junior went with [co-manager] Steven Feder to the hospital,” said Benavidez Sr., who also trains his son.  “They did a CAT Scan and an MRI, and they found an extra bone in his hand.  They used a laser so they didn’t need to grind the bone.  They repaired the tendon, too, and everything went well.”

The 19-year-old Benavidez (14-0, 12 KOs) of Phoenix, Ariz., was taken the distance for only the second time in his career by Samuel Santana (4-5-2) on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III undercard in November, but scored four knockdowns en route to the six-round victory.

“It turns out he’s been fighting with an extra bone in his hand this whole time and we didn’t know that,” Benavidez Sr. added.  “In Arizona last September (against Dedrick Bell), he was fighting with the left, with one hand, also.  It’s a good thing we’ve always worked on the jab.  I knew he could handle it.”

With Jose Jr. on the shelf for a while, his little brother David continues to develop under the tutelage of his father at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

“David’s looking really good,” Benavidez Sr. said.  “He just turned 15 and he’s already 6’2’’.  He came down from 240 to 208 [pounds].  He’s really wanted to do this and so we’ve been throwing him in with pros for sparring.”

So far the teenager has traded leather with junior middleweights Robert ‘Amenaza’ Garcia, Michael Medina, and Nobuhiro Ishida, as well as heavyweight Joshua Landers.

“Junior’s amazing right now, but when he was David’s age, he didn’t have that same talent,” Benavidez Sr. said.  “A lot of people don’t believe me because I’m his father, but it’s true.  As far as the amateurs, he’s too big for the little kids, so when he turns 16 in December, he’ll be ready for the Open Division.”

Ryan Maquiñana has a weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (CSNBayArea.com). He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com , or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by supRa on 01-26-2012

enjoy your vacation joe

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-26-2012

An extra bone? How does that work?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark! Photos: Ryan Burnett, Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Ready For Unification David Benavidez on What He Learned From Gennady Golovkin Schaefer: Dorticos-Gassiev One of Boxing's Most Exciting Fights Demetrius Andrade: Fox Was The Only Guy Willing To Fight Me! Lara Sounds Off: Lubin Was a Child! I'll Beat Charlo! I'll Beat Hurd! Haye Says He Needs To Curb 'Control Freak' Behavior as Promoter N'Dam: 1000% Confident I'll Beat Murata - He Won't Touch Me Frank Warren Talks Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan, More Badou Jack: I Want To Fight a Racist, a Scumbag - Maybe Kovalev Porter: I Don't See Myself Retiring Without Fighting Errol Spence Wilder Urges: No More Hype, Joshua Fight Needs To Happen Now! Gabe Rosado: I Want Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, Lemieux Rematch! Fox: They Think I'm a Chump; I'll Show I Belong Against Andrade Gabe Rosado Batters, Stops Glen Tapia in Sixth Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement