Jose Benavidez, Oscar Valdez Double on December 12

By Ryan Burton

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has advised that their December 12th UniMas doubleheader will feature WBA interim-super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez (23-0, 16KOs) and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez in separate bouts.

Benavidez captured his title last December with a controversial decision over Mauricio Herrera. He returned on May 15th, where he retained his title for the first time with a twelfth round TKO of Jorge Paez Jr. in a Phoenix homecoming bout.

Valdez (17-0, 15KOs) is 3-0 in 2015 with his last fight being the most impressive win of his blooming career, as he secure a fifth round knockout of world title challenger Chris Avalos.

Both fighters are considered cornerstones of Top Rank's future.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=sceneboxing;16203298]Is it your time of the month or something? Calm the f down.[/QUOTE]If you don't have anything to add B1tch, then go back to playing with your dolls. You're dismissed. Next.

Comment by sceneboxing on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=richardt;16203135]Exactly! This whole topic comes down to fight cards where fighters [COLOR="Red"]PUT THEIR RECORDS ON THE LINE[/COLOR] and take a risk for the chance to shine - vs fight cards where fighters [COLOR="Blue"]DON'T PUT THEIR RECORDS ON THE LINE AND…

Comment by richardt on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;16202424]Some fans think they're entitled to watching up-and-comers fight opposition they would be the underdog against every time. Some don't understand what it means to build a fighter and the best way to mature a fighter. The experience gained fighting…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=richardt;16202391]Point out [U][B]ONE FIGHT[/B][/U] where Diego De La Hoya, Jo Jo Diaz, Julian Ramirez, Oscar Valdez went into a FIGHT where it was ANYONE'S guess who the winner would be!!!! All thier opponents were EXPECTED to lose and they DID…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 11-07-2015

[QUOTE=LOCOMEX89;16202172]Clearly your not comprehending what I am saying. That doesn't shock me though based on your responses. Again you don't have to put in against another undefeated prospect to have gain great experience. Examples Manuel Roman vs Diego De La…

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