CMB believes that Canelo Álvarez vs.  David Benavídez can happen if the economic conditions are met – La Opinion

CMB believes that Canelo Álvarez vs. David Benavídez can happen if the economic conditions are met – La Opinion

Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), believes that the fight between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and David Benavídez could happen if economic conditions are to make it happen and for both of you to earn the amount you want.

In an interview with MVS Noticias, Sulaimán explained that sometimes big fights take a while to happen and assures that Canelo Álvarez and Benavídez They could be waiting to fight in Saudi Arabia where billboards have been a great economic success.

I feel that they are waiting for the economic conditions for it to happen.. At the time, Manny Pacquiao with Floyd took six years to make, Macho Camacho with Chávez took five years to make and there are others that have not happened,” he said.

Canelo Álvarez has evaded the fight with David Benavídez and the WBC has not ordered it. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“I believe that the element of Saudi Arabia, which has come to disrupt the normal process of boxing in terms of purses, I feel that there They are inclined to wait for time to do it there. and that they both earn the amount they want,” he declared.

Despite what was expressed by Mauricio Sulaimán, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz assured that Canelo Álvarez rejected an offer of $60 million dollars to face David Benavídez. Furthermore, the Mexican Monster himself has stated that he does not care about money and that he only wants the opportunity to face the man from Guadalajara for the belts.

“The only reason people fight Canelo is for a payday. Money does not matter to me. I care about winning titles and giving the fans the best fights possible.. What mattered to me was the opportunity because I know that once I beat him, that’s when the money will come,” he told ESPN.

It should be noted that for more than two years Benavídez has sought in every possible way to attract the attention of the four-division Mexican champion, but 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 WBC has not enforced the regulations to order the fight either.

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David Benavídez will move up to 175 pounds for the WBC interim title after being ignored again by Canelo Álvarez. Photo: John Locher/AP.

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. 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, while Canelo Álvarez is close to agreeing with Jaime Munguía 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 cas a professional.

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