Mexican-American professional boxer who has fought in both the welterweight and light welterweight classes. He had an impressive 120-5 record as an amateur and won his first 27 pro bouts before losing to Terence Crawford in 2018.
At 16 years old, he became the youngest ever Golden Gloves Champion.
He was an 11-time national champion boxer as an amateur.
He is the son of well-known boxing trainer Jose Benavidez.
He reached the title fight at the 2009 USA Boxing National Championship but lost to Frankie Gomez.