Canelo Alvarez will never fight this boxer, says his ex-promoter


The former promoter of the famous Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs), the head of Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya is sure that Saul will never dare to enter the ring against two-time former super middleweight champion David Benavidez (26- 0, 23 CP), as it is too dangerous for him.

“Canelo will never fight Benavidez. He is too young and talented (for Alvarez),” Oscar said.

Recall that Alvarez now owns all the prestigious world titles in super middleweight (up to 76.2 kg). This year, he entered the ring twice this year, first unsuccessfully rising to light heavyweight, where in May he was defeated on points by WBA Super belt holder Russian Dmitry Bivol, and in September he successfully defended the title of absolute champion in the third fight against Gennady Golovkin, outboxing him by unanimous decision. .

Benavidez is known not only for his two-time championship, but also for the fact that on both occasions he lost the title without a fight, first getting caught using cocaine, and then failing the pre-match weigh-in. In 2022, he boxed in May, winning the “interim” WBC title thanks to an early victory (TKO 3) over David Lemieux.

Meanwhile, a rising star from Kazakhstan claims he could easily beat Canelo Alvarez.