News outside of Arizona says that one of their local boxers, Jose Benavidez, Jr. was shot early Tuesday morning while walking his dog.
The 24-year old Top Rank fighter is the one of their “rising stars” with 25 matches, 15 of which were KO’s and zero losses. He just came out of a big win in a July undercard fight against Francisco Santana.
Sources are saying that the suspect walked up to Benavidez and brandished a gun and then shot Benavidez in his leg.
The Phoenix PD has confirmed to the shooting and that yes, a victim was transported to the hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.”
Unfortunately, Benavidez was shot in the leg, an injury that has a possibility to threaten his boxing career.
The story is still unfolding…
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