David Benavidez to battle Kevin Cobbs on Jan 19

PBC 07/01/2016

Undefeated prospect David Benavidez (11-0, 10 KOs) will take on Kevin Cobbs (10-1, 4 KOs) in eight rounds of super middleweight action as “Fight Week on FOX in L.A.” kicks off with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, January 19 from Club Nokia at L.A. Live.

Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated prospect Jamal James (18-0, 9 KOs) taking on 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (17-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle. PBC action continues on Saturday, January 23 with PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center and headlined by Danny “Swift” Garcia taking on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.

Tickets for the January 19 event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced $50 and $35, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit AXS.com.

Also entering the ring is undefeated rising middleweight prospect Caleb Plant (11-0, 8 KOs), who will look to kick off 2016 in a big way when he battles Adasat Rodriguez (11-4-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight affair.

Further action features 25-year-old Malcolm McAllister (6-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout against Chicago’s Cerresso Fort (18-4-1, 12 KOs) and Philadelphia’s Thomas Velasquez (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round super featherweight bout.

Rounding out the night of fights is 26-year-old Ronald Mixon (5-0, 4 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight contest and the pro debut of Ireland’s Con Sheehan ashe looks to build off of his stellar amateur career in a four-round heavyweight bout.

The younger brother of undefeated Jose Benavidez, David racked up a perfect 11 wins in 11 starts at just 19-years-old. Fighting out of Phoenix, Benavidez picked up four victories via stoppage in 2015 and most recently scored a sensational knockout over Felipe Romero in November. He will be opposed by the Burlington, Vermont-native Cobbs who enters this fight on a four-bout win streak.

A 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, Plant has begun to make his name in the professional ranks since turning pro in 2014. Last year, the 23-year-old picked up six victories including hard fought triumphs over Jamar Freeman in September and Tyrone Brunson in October. Fighting out of Nashville, he will battle the 28-year-old Rodriguez of Islas Canarias, Spain.