Daniel Blancas couldn’t ask for higher preparation forward of his greatest alternative so far as a professional.
The previous newbie standout and present unbeaten prospect is the newest boxer to affix the coaching steady of Jose Benavidez Sr. The transfer comes as Milwaukee’s Blancas (4-0, 2KOs) is because of make his debut with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), as he’ll seem on the preliminary undercard previous the March 4 Showtime tripleheader from Toyota Enviornment in Ontario, California.
“I’m feeling nice in coaching camp,” Blancas informed BoxingScene.com of the profession improve. “I’ve by no means been in higher form or extra ready for a struggle. I am prepared to point out the world what I am able to.”
The timing is ideal for Blancas in addition to these for whom he has been introduced in as a major sparring companion.
The 22-year-old, 6’3” middleweight was a ten-time nationwide champion earlier than turning professional and signing with supervisor Tim VanNewhouse and adviser ubiquitous Sean ‘VIVA!’ Gibbons. One 12 months into his professional profession, he now will get to coach alongside former two-time WBC tremendous middleweight champ David Benavidez (26-0, 23KOs) and 21-year-old rising 168-pound prospect Diego Pacheco (17-0, 14KOs), with all three as a result of struggle in March.
One week after Blancas makes his debut each with PBC and underneath papa Benavidez, Pacheco travels to jolly outdated England for a scheduled ten-round bout versus Jack Cullen on March 11 in Liverpool.
Rounding out the camp exercise, Benavidez will defend his interim WBC 168-pound title versus former IBF titleholder Caleb Plant (22-1, 13KOs). Their extremely anticipated grudge match headlines a March 25 Showtime Pay-Per-View occasion from MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas. The unbeaten 26-year-old thrilled concerning the latest addition to the group to assist him put together for the struggle.
“I wish to maintain guys round me which might be hungry,” Benavidez informed BoxingScene.com. “He’s received a deep newbie background. We have been excited to deliver him to camp. He loves to combine it up. We’re all simply pushing one another within the fitness center, it is going to solely make all of us higher. I’m actually excited to see Daniel’s first struggle after this camp.”
The March 4 struggle—versus an opponent to be named—will wrap up Blancas’ first full 12 months as a professional which started final March 25. All 4 fights so far have taken place in Plant Metropolis, Florida, together with a first-round knockout win final November 4.
An improve in competitors is predicted for his upcoming bout and transferring ahead so long as he’s honing his craft within the presence of championship expertise.
“Daniel undoubtedly has the expertise to turn out to be a world champion,” Benavidez Sr. informed BoxingScene.com. “Like several younger expertise, he nonetheless wants time to develop. With time and sacrifice, little question he will likely be a world champion, with all of the newbie expertise he has it will likely be finishing this new chapter in changing into a world champion.
“It’s an honor to be working with him and welcome him to our Benavidez household.”
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox