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Jose Benavidez Sr. with Boyd and Lucinda

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Jose Benavidez Sr. was born in 1975. Childhood wasn't easy for Jose, abandoned by his parents he learned at an early age to fend for himself. Having his boys changed his life and he realized that he had to make some positive changes in order for his sons to have a better life. 

He has been training his son, Junior since he was six years old, and also trains is son David who is still an amateur boxer looking to become Pro as well. Jose has sacrificed a lot to be there for his children over the years: Nights out, a social life...he only recently met and married his wife Daisy. He and Daisy are happily expecting their first child, a girl, due July 25th.

Jose's professional resume includes managing Central Boxing Gym during two different periods, and owning and managing his own gym, Glory Boxing Gym. In addition to training his sons and countless other Arizona fighters, he acted as somewhat of an assistant to Freddie Roach for a time, training Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Lateef Kayode, Amir Khan, Wale "Lucky Boy" Omotoso and others. 

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