Chris Algieri believes that Canelo Álvarez planted the seed to fight Benavídez in Saudi Arabia – La Opinion

Chris Algieri believes that Canelo Álvarez planted the seed to fight Benavídez in Saudi Arabia – La Opinion

Chris Algieri, former world champion, believes that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez is “planting the seed” by asking for so much money to face David Benavídez, so He thinks that the fight between the two could happen in the future in Saudi Arabia.

In an interview with ProBox TV, Algieri expressed that Canelo Álvarez He was a genius for setting that price because only the Arab country can pay it, since in recent years they have been responsible for making fights that could never have happened come true.

“Potentially Canelo he’s putting on his mastermind hat and planting that seed for that Saudi money. When I first heard that $150-200 million (dollars) thing I thought this guy didn’t want this fight, but then I thought, wait, we’re in a different era now,” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez set a very high price to accept the fight against David Benavídez. Photo: Moises Castillo/AP.

“These amounts of dollars can really be made because we have an outlet that organizes fights that could never have happened before. So, potentially, Canelo is thinking about the future, putting his genius limit and thinking, listen, if a promoter came up with that $150-200 million (dollars), we could make that fight happen,” he added.

It should be noted that Canelo Álvarez assured that the only way he will accept the fight with the Mexican Monster is that your promoter offers you a purse of $150 or $200 million dollars, but otherwise he is not interested in facing the Mexican American. For this reason, David Benavídez asked Turki Al-Alshikh, president of the General Entertainment Authority by Royal Decree of Saudi Arabia, for help to make this duel a reality.

For three years, Benavídez has sought in every possible way to attract the attention of the four-division Mexican champion, but he has never had a response. Although fans and many experts in the sport would like to see this great fight, Canelo Álvarez has not shown any real interest and the World Boxing Council (WBC) has not enforced the regulations to order the fight either.

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David Benavídez asked for the help of Turki Al-Alshikh to make the fight a reality. Photo Courtesy: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions.

The president of the WBC had declared that the Guadalajara team and Benavídez’s team were in talks, but that they would not intervene until the month of March when the Mexican American will be mandatory and that they would let the promoters do their job. But, shortly after it was announced that the Mexican Monster He will rise to 175 pounds to compete for the organization’s interim title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Jaime Munguía will now be Canelo Álvarez’s rival for May 4.

Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, 33, showed that He is still at the top and increased his legacy in the sport after beating Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision. The undisputed 168-pound champion has a record of 60 wins (39 by knockout), two losses and two draws in his career.

For his part, David Benavídez, interim WBC super middleweight champion, defeated Demetrius Andrade by technical knockout in the sixth round and will now move up to 175 pounds. The Mexican Monster He has a record of 28 wins, 24 of them on the fast track and no setbacks as a professional.

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