i watched benavidez put it on vernon paris in sparring. i was thoroughly impressed. the kid was looking like something special back then, but since he left the wildcard/freddie roach...i'm not so sure. i saw footage of him sparring the new filipino kid...he doesn't look as good as he used to. not so impressive.
He looked okay to me in his last bout, though his opponent was at a huge disadvantage I wouldn't put too much faith in Freddie and the Wildcard, just judging by the lackluster results its produced this year.