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Next Fight For Phoenix's Benavidez: Feb. 3 At Wild Horse Pass

The Jose Benavidez Jr. train keeps right on rolling after the light welterweight boxer from Phoenix scored a unanimous decision victory over Samuel Santana in Las Vegas last month, improving his record to an impressive 14-0.

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Next up for Benavidez: The main event in "Rumble at the River III: The Future" at Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler. The fight is scheduled to be officially announced Wednesday night at a news conference in downtown Phoenix.

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Benavidez struck for knockdowns in three different rounds of the six-round bout against Santana. The fight was part of the Pacquiao-Marquez undercard Nov. 12 at the MGM in Vegas. 

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Benavidez is the big name on a card that features several local fighters on Feb. 3, including Juanito Gonzalez, Javier Loya and Fernando Samaniego Jr. 

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Aso, promising lightweight Xavier "Mongoose" Montelongo Jr., with one pro fight and one win to his credit, makes his Arizona debut. Montelongo hails from East Los Angeles. 

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