Canelo Alvarez has not yet signed any contract for his upcoming boxing bout. However, David Benavidez and his camp are incredibly eager to offer the Mexican side a lucrative deal.
Benavidez, the undefeated boxer, won all 27 bouts in his professional boxing career. Last year he defeated David Lemieux via third-round TKO to claim the vacant WBC super middleweight title. But by challenging Canelo, “El Bandera Roja” is now aiming high.
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David Benavidez Sr. wants Alvarez fight ridiculing ‘payday’ talks
The team for David Benavidez has already admitted that they had made Alvarez a $50 million offer. Benavidez’s father also recently spoke with Mill City Boxing about how they are looking into the Canelo fight challenging for his undisputed super middleweight belts.
“We just want the opportunity. We have to prove ourselves first. Pay is not a problem. We will take the minimum. When everyone says ‘payday’, we don’t give a damn about ‘payday’. We care about history.” said Benavidez Sr.
David Benavidez’s team is ready to offer undisputed 168-lb champion Canelo Alvarez a deal close to $50M for a fight in September. pic.twitter.com/qF5xYQ9CjG
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Alvarez’s most recent contest took place on May 6 at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico, against John Ryder. Canelo won with a score of 120-107, 118-109, and 118-109.
Beating Canelo could send Benavidez at the top of middleweight food chain
Saul has won an amazing 59 fights out of a total of 63. The Mexican boxer has only ever lost twice; once to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 and once to Dmitrii Bivol in 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, by a unanimous vote.
Following victories against Gennadiy Golovkin in September of last year and ‘The Gorilla’ this month, the Mexican icon has found his form again. The 32-year-old boxer is intending to fight again in September, but his opponent has not yet been determined.
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Canelo might accept the two-time WBC super middleweight champion’s offer after all. The youngster would undoubtedly give Alvarez a tough fight that would grab the boxing world’s attention.
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