The undefeated 22-year-old Jose Benavidez (five years younger than Paez) entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 22-0-0 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.20 super lightweight in the world. He fought four times last year beating Mauricio Herrera in his last bout (=Herrera vs Benavidez).
His opponent, Jorge Paez Jr, has an official record of 38-5-2 (23 knockouts) and he entered as the No.52 in the same weight class. He fought twice in 2014 losing to Vivian Harris (=Paez Jr vs Harris) and drawing with Aaron Herrera (=Paez Jr vs Herrera) but he came back to win in 2015 defeating Ronald Montes. Benavidez vs Paez Jr is valid for the interim WBA World super lightweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: US Airway Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: interim WBA World super lightweight title
Benavidez’s previous fight: Mauricio Herrera vs Jose Benavidez
Paez’s next fight: Daniel Echeverria vs Jorge Paez Jr
Benavidez’s next fight: Jose Benavidez vs Sidney Siqueira
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