David Benavidez going to fight Canelo Álvarez? Exploring the possibilities David Benavidez going to fight Canelo Álvarez

Canelo Alvarez’s interim WBC super middleweight champion had some parting words for him. David Benavidez is targeting an epic super middleweight fight with Canelo Alvarez and recently explained how he plans to prevent the Mexican from avoiding him.

After defeating Demetrius Andrade, ‘The Mexican Monster’ recently retained his WBC interim super middleweight title, extending his undefeated record to 28-0 (24 KOs). After Canelo Alvarez, Benavidez is widely regarded as the world’s best super middleweight. As 9,585 fans applauded his victory, he immediately called for a rematch with Alvarez to unify the super middleweight title.

Is David Benavidez going to fight Canelo Álvarez?

For several years, Benavidez has campaigned for a fight with Alvarez, but there are rumors that the undisputed super middleweight champion may face Jaime Munguia next year.

According to Michael Benson, boxing editor for talkSport, the interim WBC champion revealed his plans to face Alvarez in September of next year during an interview with ProBoxTV.

Alvarez typically fights on Mexican Independence Day or Cinco de Mayo weekend, so while the fight is still in its early stages, a timetable for when it might happen is clear.

According to WBC rules, Alvarez’s next mandatory opponent must be Benavidez. Alvarez currently holds all four major titles at 168 pounds, making the potential fight must-see TV in 2024.

The victory was Benavidez’s 24th KO of his career, as he out-landed Andrade 117-68 and landed 35% of his punches to the challenger’s 26%.

David Benavidez speaks on Canelo Álvarez fight

It is entirely up to Alvarez. He makes the decisions, and he’ll decide who he fights on Cinco de Mayo weekend in 2024. If Benavidez and Andrade were fighting for a shot at the all-time great, Benavidez grabbed the brass ring with both hands.

Andrade came into the fight undefeated and as one of boxing’s most feared fighters, but he was no match for “The Mexican Monster,” who floored Andrade in the fourth round, bloodied him, and stopped him when he didn’t come out for Round 7.

“For Canelo and everybody else, it just shows I’m not f—-ing around,” Benavidez said at the post-fight press conference.

Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) has grown by leaps and bounds with each fight. In March, Benavidez faced his toughest test yet in Caleb Plant, and after losing the first half of the fight, Benavidez broke Plant down in the second half to earn a unanimous decision.

However, if David Benavidez fights Canelo Álvarez it will be a very fun-to-watch match and if this match happens it will probably held in 2024.


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