“Being in the ring with me is different”: Canelo Alvarez sends bold message to David Benavidez before comeback showdown

Former super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and pound-for-pound number three boxer in the world Canelo Alvarez is all set to fight rising British contender John Ryder on May 6th. After losing to Dmitri Bivol almost a year ago, Alvarez regained his reputation after dominating Gennadiy Golovkin [GGG] back in September last year. 

Since David Benavidez’s unanimous decision victory against Bivol just a week ago, WBA president XYZ has made it clear that if Alvarez gets his hand raised on May 6th, Benavidez will be a mandatory next opponent for him. Canelo when asked about his potential next opponent, clearly dismissed the hype behind Benavidez.

What Did Canelo Alvarez say?

Alvarez said, “Everybody say the same thing before I fought with Golovkin. He’s a monster, he is gonna knock out Canelo. At the end of the day, Being in the ring with a different fighter and being in the ring with me is different.”

After a twelve-round war with Caleb Plant, Benavidez didn’t shy away from calling out Alvarez. “I have a lot of respect for Canelo Alvarez, but he has to give me that shot now,” he said. “That’s what everybody wants to see in September. … I don’t think he’s trying to avoid me; I just believe he has a lot of options.” Although Canelo seems ready for the challenge Benavidez will present him, he first needs to get past Ryder on May 6th.

What Did Canelo have to say about Benavidez’s recent performance?

“[Benavidez-Plant] was a good fight, like I expected,” Alvarez opined. “It was a good performance. I think Caleb Plant had a really good fight in the beginning, and then what I expected. At the end of the fight, Benavidez won the fight … [My performance against Caleb Plant] was different. Styles make fights.” 

Will Alvarez fight his fellow Mexican? Or try to push for a rematch against his arch-rival Dimitrii Bivol? Time will tell. Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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