David Benavidez gained some invaluable experience against a tough opponent Friday night. The teenager also picked up another knockout, too.
David Benavidez’s nickname—“El Bandera Roja,” or “The Red Flag”—is an homage to the red cape bullfighters use to lure their beasts. It’s an appropriate moniker, because Benavidez is on a bullish assault to take over the 168-pound division.
David Benavidez was sparring with world champions by the time he was old enough to drive.
Boxing is loaded with knockout artists at various weight classes, but only a select few can be labeled “don’t blink” fighters. David Benavidez is certainly one of them.