“I don’t care”: Boxing icon Canelo Alvarez sheds light on rejecting David Benavidez to accept bout vs Jermell Charlo

Canelo Alvarez, the reigning undisputed super middleweight champion, has opted to select Jermell Charlo as his next challenger to defend his titles. There were many names floated as potential opponents for the Mexican, so some fans were disappointed with his announcement.

In a recent statement, Alvarez disclosed his rationale for picking Jermell over his twin brother and also David Benavidez, as his opponent for the upcoming bout.

Canelo Alvarez on declining bout vs David Benavidez

Alvarez recently disclosed the reasons behind his decision and shared his thoughts on why he had never shown any inclination towards a fight with Benavidez.

“Talks too much. That’s not the way to make a fight. That way I don’t pay attention. I do my things and just watch. Watch my career and watch his career. For me, I don’t pay attention to that thing. I’ve done a lot of things in boxing,” Alvarez said. 

Benavidez, who has triumphed in all 27 of his professional fights, secured the vacant WBC super middleweight title last year with a third-round TKO victory over David Lemieux. Despite his impressive achievements, El Bandera Roja expressed his strong desire to take on Alvarez for his next ring challenge.

Following his triumph over Caleb Plant, David expressed his determination to establish his worth as a boxer and highlighted Saul as the ideal opportunity to accomplish this. Benavidez eagerly emphasized his desire to prove himself by facing Alvarez in the ring.

Canelo Alvarez discloses inside story of bout vs Jemell Charlo

The highly anticipated clash between Saul Alvarez and Jermell Charlo has been officially slated for September 30 in Las Vegas, as confirmed by both fighters through their social media accounts.

This announcement has set the stage for an epic showdown between two undisputed world champions, creating immense anticipation as the countdown begins for this momentous event.

The legendary Mexican boxer also revealed the reasoning behind his decision to face Jermell Charlo instead of his twin brother. 

“I never thought about it. They said that the other Charlo was not ready and that they want [Jermell] Charlo. I said, ‘Okay, bring whatever, I don’t care.’” Saul added. 

Saul Alvarez’s latest bout took place on May 6 at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he faced off against John Ryder. Canelo emerged victorious, securing scores of 120-107, 118-109, and 118-109 in his favor.

With the stage now prepared for a colossal showdown between Jermell Charlo and Canelo Alvarez, some fans are hyping up. Who do you believe will emerge victorious? Share your opinions on the matter in the comment section. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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