Juan Manuel Márquez believes that Canelo Álvarez refused to fight Benavídez by asking for so much money – La Opinion

Juan Manuel Márquez believes that Canelo Álvarez refused to fight Benavídez by asking for so much money – La Opinion


Juan Manuel Márquez believes that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez He refused to fight with David Benavídez, official challenger by the World Boxing Council (WBC), by asking for an exorbitant amount of money for the confrontation to take place.

In statements on Pro Box TV, Dinamita Márquez expressed that Canelo Álvarez He is shielding himself this way because it is the easiest way to get rid of this combat against a fighter as dangerous as Benavídez.

“I think there are ways to be able to refuse to fight for a fight or to be able to fight with a rival and in this case Benavídez, and this is one of them. Asking for an exorbitant amount and almost saying ‘I don’t want to fight’. Now he hides himself that way and I think that’s the way he can say ‘I don’t want to fight,’ he said.

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Canelo Álvarez is not interested in a fight with David Benavídez and that is why he asked for so much money. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“It’s the easiest way to be able to go out and not fight. It is the way of asking for such a large amount to say no, you can’t. The promoters and the people who are involved in this are going to say ‘how are we going to pay you for that?’ There is no way to pay that. It is the easiest way to be able to leave and not fight a fighter and in this case I am referring to Benavídez,” he added.

It should be noted that Canelo Álvarez assured that the only way he accepts 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 way possible 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.

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 and Jaime Munguía will now be Canelo Álvarez’s rival for May 4.

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David Benavídez asked for Turki Al-Alshikh’s help to fight Canelo Álvarez in Saudi Arabia. Photo: John Locher/AP.

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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