The most disappointing fight of the night came between Jose Benavidez Jr and Francisco Torres. Benavides had not fought in three years, and it showed. Many people thought he had taken too big a step with a comeback fight against Torres. Torrez (17-3-0) is a very decent, crafty, and skilled fighter. What he lacks is power. Good thing for Benavidez who was served a decent three course meal of blows to the face.
For Benavidez the boos and taunts from the crowd had to be devastating. He is from Phoenix and was once their most interesting boxer. He had been anxious to make his comeback there. He is also a proud man and wanted to make a statement.