For quite some time, Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion, has been the target of David Benavidez’s taunts. Alvarez disagrees with the widely held notion in the boxing community that the 26-year-old is being avoided by the Mexican legend.
Due to Canelo’s WBC super middleweight title David’s position as the interim champion, Alvarez is obligated to face “The Monster Bandera Roja.” The boxing icon, even supported by Mike Tyson, is highly regarded and acknowledged as the best in the 168-pound class for his skill and prowess.
Canelo Alvarez delivers brutal response to haters
The boxing community has been talking about Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez’s possible matchup for a while now. “The Mexican Monster” has generated significant buzz about facing Canelo, believing that a victory over him would solidify his reputation as a legend. However, from Canelo’s corner, there was essentially no response.
That has finally changed, though some may not agree with Canelo’s remarks. In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, the legendary boxer outlined his remarkable accomplishments in the sweet science and dismissed reports that he avoided Benavidez. Despite the 33-year-old’s victories over numerous past world champions, his prospective opponent remains unbeaten in his career with a 28-0 record.
Canelo Alvarez shares candid thoughts on potential bout with David Benavidez
Although David Benavidez is one of Canelo Alvarez’s mandatory candidates, it appears that he will have to wait a while to face the world-class boxer. Alvarez defeated unified super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo via unanimous decision earlier in September, capping off his perfect 2023 campaign. Regarding 2024, he has two possible super fights scheduled.
ESPN Knockout has reported that the Mexican superstar may face Jermall Charlo in May of next year. In the event that Alvarez’s bout with “The Hitman” is called off, Jaime Munguia, an unbeaten super middleweight contender, is another potential opponent.
Terence Crawford, the best fighter in the pound-for-pound division, is also reportedly in talks to replace Alvarez as his dance partner in May. If the Mexican superstar wins his first fight in 2024, a September matchup with Benavidez could be imminent. Expectations are raised for an exciting bout between the two skilled fighters later in the year as the victory sets the stage for an anticipated fight.