Jose Benavides' Father Provides Update on Injuries, Career Status

By Steve Kim

In the late summer of 2016, undefeated welterweight Jose Benavides was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant while walking his dog in in Arizona. The severity of the injuries sustained to his leg left doubt on his professional career.

On Monday morning, Jose Benavides Sr. told

"He's doing really well, thank God. I just got him an L.A. Fitness membership. He's starting to do some exercises over there, using the elliptical , the bike and swimming. Maybe in about two weeks he should be starting here and we'll evaluate how he's doing and we'll start from there."

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Benavides Sr. was at the Rock in Carson, California, where his other son, David, was getting in some sparring. It's not clear if Jose (25-0, 16 KO's) - who last fought on July 23rd when he decisioned Francisco Santana on the Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol undercard in Las Vegas - will ever box again. But he is back on his feet and functioning.

"He's walking, he's running," said Benavides Sr.

"When he comes here. I'll just have to evaluate where he's at. But I'm thinking five or six  months if everything's well. Like I said, we've got to see how he's doing and we'll take it from there."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zenkai on 02-14-2017

Jose is one of the few prospects that I've ever thought was the real deal. He was a teen doing pretty good in sparring against prime Pac. Just shows how hard it is to scout talent so young. Just too…

Comment by hectari on 02-14-2017

The reason this kid never made progress is because he has an overbearing father who isnt a great trainer. Jose Jr was a promising prospect who Freddie Roach took in as an amatuer before turning pro, I remember seeing this…

Comment by mrpain81 on 02-14-2017

Frankie Gomez and Jose Benavidez were suppose to be the next DLH and Fernando Vargas. They are now just the next Panchito Bojado with all the crap they get into, waste of talent.

Comment by medium-deek on 02-14-2017

this kid has made practically zero progress. who is managing him? he was around the wild card gym years ago and still hasn't progressed

Comment by BoxHec on 02-14-2017

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;17424022]How is Jose a light-welter but his brother David a Super-middleweight? lol[/QUOTE] How wa wa wa wa wa, f o k ! n moron

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