Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: David Benavidez Putting in Work For Denis Douglin

PHILADELPHIA - Undefeated rising contender David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez is on the fast track to a world title opportunity and he will look to make another statement when he battles contender Denis Douglin in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, August 5 live from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Photos by Team Benavidez.

david-benavidez (9)
 
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with exciting lightweight contender Alejandro "El Charro" Luna (20-0, 15 KOs) taking on Ireland's Stephen "The Rock" Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round attraction.

david-benavidez (7) 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including fees, and are on sale now.

david-benavidez (8)

Here is what Benavidez had to say about his opponent, training camp and more:

david-benavidez (6) 
On his recent training camp in Southern California...
 
"We had another great training camp out here in Long Beach, California.  We put the final touches and wrapped up camp and I'm ready to go.  There was plenty of good sparring and we worked on some things we know will help us in this fight. I'm in great shape and I feel sharp."

david-benavidez (5)
 
On fighting in his first main event on ESPN...
 
"Fighting on ESPN is great exposure for me and my team, especially in the main event.  We all worked so hard to get in this position and now it's time to capitalize on this great opportunity. I know a lot of family and friends back home in Phoenix will be tuning in. I just want to shine out and perform to my best ability."

david-benavidez (3)
 
On facing his opponent Denis Douglin...
 
"This is going to be a tough fight.  I know Douglin is hungry to give me my first loss.  He's coming off three wins in a row, so I'm taking this fight very seriously. Being that he's a southpaw, I'll have to do some things a little different.  We worked on all that stuff in camp so I know I'm going to be ready for anything he brings to the ring."

david-benavidez (4)
 
On training with his father and head coach Jose Benavidez...
 
"My dad Jose has been guiding my corner from the first day I started boxing around three years old.  Together we have a strong bond and I respect him very much.  He's come up with a great game plan tailor made for Douglin.  He's made a lot of sacrifices to help me get to this point and I'm very thankful to him for all that he's done for me and my brother. I want nothing more than to bring him another great victory."

david-benavidez (1)
 
On fighting on the East Coast for the second time in his career...
 
"The East Coast fans are very passionate about their boxing.  Douglin, being that he's from New Jersey, will have a lot of fans rooting against me.  But I'm not going to let anything distract me from the task at hand and that's coming back home with a win."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by StudentOfDaGame on 08-03-2016

Dennis Douglin aka mama's boy!. I just find it so funny his mum is part of the camp. He was beating on George Groves before he got to him.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Joshua Out-Weighs Povetkin By Almost 25 Pounds In London Hopkins: Canelo Flipped Script On Golovkin, Walked Him Down David Price: Beating Sergey Kuzmin Can Be Life-Changing Joshua vs. Povetkin: Chris Kongo, John Docherty Added James Wilkins' Big Moment Has Arrived in ShoBox Debut Amir Khan Tells Anthony Joshua To Head To America For Legacy Malignaggi: Fans Won't Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao 2? Bullsh*t! BoxNation Announces Big Week of Live Shows DAZN Exec: No Reason Boxing Fans Shouldn't Come Check Us Out Iran Diaz Expects Tough Outing, Vows To Shock Sor Rungvisai Thurman: I Look Forward To Reminding Everyone I'm #1 at 147 Khan: I Can't End Career With Canelo Being My Only Big Fight! Photos: Michael Dutchover, Bergman Aguilar Ready For Battle Chocolatito Wants To Take Things Slow, Adapt More To 115 Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day Amir Khan: People Think I Can't Take a Shot Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Tomas Rojas on October 6, Mexico City Trey Lippe-Morrison Back in Training With Roach at Wild Card Joe Noynay Breaks Foe To Retain, Toyogon Vaporizes Bolcio Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miguel Beltran - Go Face To Face Alimkhanuly, Ualikhanov Set To Make Top Rank Debuts Joe Cortez Joins Devin Haney Promotions Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement