On Saturday, Jose Benavidez and Danny Garcia will go head-to-head at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The fight will be available on Showtime airing at 9 p.m. ET, where Garcia will be returning after a long break from the sport.
“I’m coming in with a bang,” Benavidez said. “I take every fight like it’s the biggest fight of my life. I’m excited and I’m ready to go.
“I’m glad that Danny is confident. He’s going to find out on Saturday that 154 pounds isn’t for him. I fought Terence Crawford on one leg and gave him a fight. I know what I’m capable of and I’m going to fight like that.”
Although Garcia has a strong record and is a former world champion, Benavidez Jr. is not letting any of that information get to his head.
“I’m not worried about what Danny is bringing” Benavidez would say. I know what I’m capable of. I trained hard and I’m doing this for my family.
“I feel great fighting at this weight. I’m a big guy. We had a tremendous training camp and I’m extremely motivated. I feel better than ever.”
A few years ago, Benavidez was injured when he was shot in the leg while walking his dog. This caused him to have to take a long break due to the severity of his injuries.
“My leg feels great,” said Benavidez.
“The biggest thing with this camp is that I’m happy. For all of these other camps I’m far away from my family but this camp we did it back home in Seattle. I just feel like this is my time to shine.
“My last fight I was trying to do too much, and because of that, I didn’t do anything at all. Everything happens for a reason and I feel ready to fight. I know that I can beat the best at 154, it starts with Danny.”