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Jose Benavidez Knocks Out Frank Rojas In One Round; Terence Crawford Next?

Jose Benavidez Returned With a Win on Saturday Night (Photo: Top Rank Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier tonight, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., former world champion Jose Benavidez Jr. needed just one minute and 24 seconds to knock out previously undefeated Frank Rojas on the Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn undercard.

Benavidez landed a big right hand and followed it up with a short shot to the liver that had Rojas down and out before their scheduled 10-round match could get rolling. Referee Vic Drakulich wisely waved the contest off.

Jose Benavidez Jr. spotted sparring in Big Bear; talks Nov. 16 return, layoff, and more

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Chris Robinson catches up with undefeated junior welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. (17-0, 13 KO’s) inside of the Summity Gym in Big Bear, CA, as he speaks on his recent sparring session at the gym, his Nov. 16 return in Laughlin, NV, and how he coped during his recent one-year layoff

Photo: Lucas Matthysse and Jose Benavidez Jr. after sparring in Indio, Calif.

WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse, left, after sparring some rounds with upcoming prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. (Photo: Facebook.com)

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By Chris Robinson

As his clash with Danny Garcia inches closer, WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) has been putting in some work at the Boys and Girls Club in Indio, Calif.

The facility is ran by former contender Joel Diaz, who trains WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley. Matthysse has been putting in some rounds with Bradley and moments ago it was revealed that the Argentinean has also been going to work with upcoming prospect Jose Benavidez Jr.

“Good sparring today with Lucas Matthysee in Coachella Ca,” stated Benavidez’s father and trainer Jose Sr. on Facebook.