Undefeated former world champion David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez held a media workout on Thursday at the City of Angels Boxing in Los Angeles as they near their respective showdowns Saturday, September 28 as part of the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View headlined by Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Here is what he had to say Thursday from City of Angels Boxing in Los Angeles:
"It's always good to study your opponent. We know what his strengths and weaknesses are. He's got a good right hook and an uppercut. I know what to expect, but in the fight there can always be more aspects to his game I didn't see. So we're ready for anything.
"The last six fighters I've faced have all talked about how they have more experience than me, and it's true, but they've all been beat. I'm not going to intimidated by anybody. Nobody scares me. I'm just here to do what I do best. I did everything right and we'll see the results on September 28.
"I'm looking to knock Anthony Dirrell out. If we don't get it, I'm going to give the fans a great fight. Either way, I'm looking to nominate.
"I've been watching Sugar Ray Leonard this camp, especially his movement. I've watched Marco Antonio Barrera and his vicious body shot power. Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather too. I love watching old fights like theirs.
"I've had a lot of great opportunities in recent years and that was all that was missing from the beginning of my career. I'm very blessed to be in this position and grateful for my team that got me here. I'm going to continue to shine.
"I'm very motivated to lead this next generation of fighters and excited to see what's going to happen. I follow a lot of the other fighters around my age and we're making a lot of noise now.
"I learned a lot from sparring Shawn Porter. I've been sparring older guys since I was a kid. In the amateurs I always fought guys older than me. I've been doing this all my life.
"We do a lot of sparring with a lot of different fighters. If you can adapt to four different styles in one sparring session, imagine going up against just one style in the ring. That's something my dad has told me to do and it works well for us."