Former super middleweight champion David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) decided not to touch the Mexican veteran Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) anymore with his endless calls to fight. Now the young boxer has other plans, said his coach father Jose Benavidez Sr.: to spend three more fights at 76.2 kg, and then move to light heavyweight.
“I have bad news for everyone: there will be no fight between David and Canelo,” the coach said. “Forget it, we have different horizons now.”
Benavidez Sr. named in an interview with
Izquierdazo three candidates for opponents.
“We have a three-fight contract with David Morrel, Jermall Charlo and Demetrius Endred,” the coach said. “These are very good fights, names that Canelo did not want to fight. So we will fight them ourselves to show who we are.”
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“Maybe next year David will get bigger so we will be ready to go to 175 and we can fight Bivol there. We would avenge Canelo. Bivol is a dangerous fighter, and it would be an honor for us to avenge Mexico, ”David’s coach also added such a motive.
In May 2022, Russian WBA champion Dmitry Bivol, who is now successfully pretending to be non-Russian with the help of promoters and sanctioning organizations in order to avoid sanctions, outboxed Saul. He wants a revenge, but most experts estimate his chances in a return fight as not the highest.