David Benavidez & Jose Benavidez Jr.
Media Workout Quotes
Former two-time super middleweight world champion David “El
Monstruo” Benavidez and exciting contender Jose Benavidez
Jr. previewed their upcoming clashes during a Seattle-area
media workout Thursday as the brothers near their respective
SHOWTIME PPV matchups on Saturday, November 25 in a Premier
Boxing Champions event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay
Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The pay-per-view telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and
is headlined by David defending his Interim WBC Super
Middleweight Title against two-division world champion
Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, while Jose Jr. faces WBC
Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo in a 10-round
non-title WBC special event in the co-main event.
Here is what the Phoenix-born brothers, along with their
father and trainer Jose Benavidez Sr., had to say Thursday
from the Benavidez Sports Boxing Gym in the Seattle-area:
“I do expect to stop Andrade. I’ve been working extremely
hard. My last fight went the distance and I was upset about
that. We’re gonna correct the current and stop Demetrius
“I’m preparing myself for the hardest possible fight. That’s
how I always prepare. I’ve been training three months and
sparring 15 rounds at a time. I’m 100% ready to go.
“There are a lot of things Andrade does well, but I see
weaknesses as well. We’re gonna put a great game plan
together and expose him on November 25.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ JR.
“I love being at this weight class. I’ve been eating healthy
and feeling strong. I feel like this is the weight I belong
at. I’ve got my man strength and I’ve been sparring my
brother and his sparring partners. I’ve been pushing them
back, so that must say something. I’m really motivated and
excited. Words can’t even do justice for how great I feel.
“There are a lot of doubters. There’s always gonna be
doubters. Come November 25, I shut them all up and prove to
the world that I belong here.
“I said what I had to say to Charlo. I’m gonna always speak
my mind. If he can’t take the heat, choose another sport.”
JOSE BENAVIDEZ SR., David and Jose Jr.’s Father and Trainer
“Having my two sons on the same card on November 25 is gonna
be extremely special. It’s what we worked so hard to achieve
for all these years. Through the tears, and the fights and
everything, it’s unbelievable. It’s hard to explain with
“I think these are the hardest fights for David and Jose
Jr.. Every fight gets harder and harder. But I believe that
I created monsters who can thrive in this kind of sport. I’m
confident that they’re gonna do well and stop their
“Charlo made a big mistake choosing Jose Jr. He already has
proved so many people wrong. Seeing how he’s sparring now,
it’s unbelievable. It really motivates me.
“David is gonna stop Andrade around the eighth or ninth
round and I think Jose will get a stoppage around the sixth