Benavidez-Uzcategui TV undercard set

Unbeaten two-time world champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez (24-0, 21 KOs) will square off against former champion José Uzcátegui (31-4, 26 KOs) in a WBC super middleweight title eliminator as Benavídez returns to his hometown of Phoenix for the first time in six years in the Showtime main event on Saturday, August 28 from Footprint Center – home of the Phoenix Suns.

The telecast will also feature the return of longtime contender José Benavídez (27-1, 18 KOs), the older brother of David Benavídez facing Francisco Emanuel Torres (17-3, 5 KOs)  in the 10-round super welterweight co-main event. Kicking off the telecast is undefeated super bantamweight Carlos Castro (26-0, 11 KOs) taking on former title challenger Óscar Escandón (26-5, 18 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

The Benavídez brothers and Castro hail from Phoenix and have their sights set on impressing their hometown fans.

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  • I wonder what to expect from Jose Benavidez after almost 3 years retired.

  • Oh goody, fighting Caleb Plant leftovers. All of these NABE fighters are all talk and no action. Rarely are there competitive fights made between any of them. That’s why the greatest fighters in the world participating in boxing right now are Asian or European Fighters. Not even a handfull of great fighters are from North America at all.

  • Funny how things don’t line up like you’d expect! Jose was an amazing amateur who turned pro @17 years of age, was climbing the ladder when his unfortunate injury occurred! This kid could’ve been in the mix with the likes of Porter, Garcia, Thurman and Spence!!

    • Its not like he didn’t get his chance. I seem to remember him losing soundly to Bud Crawford.

  • Because I am thinking about a future David Benavidez vs. Canelo explosion in Texas, David Benavidez BETTER win by TKO or KO!!!!

    I am also looking forward to watching Jose Benavidez fight because Jose can scrap. It’s too bad Jose has a bad leg from a non-boxing injury but maybe he is healed up now.

    I truly hope the Benavidez brothers learned their hard lessons about discipline outside the ring because they are outstanding boxers.

    • Uzcategui is no joke. He’ll give David a tough test. I think Dave has enough to beat him but he better be in shape!

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