Óscar de la Hoya says he doesn’t understand why Canelo Álvarez is avoiding David Benavídez – La Opinión

Óscar de la Hoya says he doesn’t understand why Canelo Álvarez is avoiding David Benavídez – La Opinión

Óscar de la Hoya, promoter of Golden Boy Promotions, expressed that he does not understand the reason why Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez is avoiding the fight with David Benavídez, official challenger of the Guadalajara for the World Boxing Council (WBC).

In an interview with La Opinión, De la Hoya explained that the longer Canelo Álvarez puts off the confrontation, the better Benavídez will get and It will be difficult because the Mexican champion is no longer at the peak of his career.

“Well, look, people are taking it on themselves. I don’t know why, what is the reason why Canelo doesn’t want to fight Benavídez. I don’t understand it because I would fight him instantly, with Benavídez if I were active. But no, no, I don’t understand why he doesn’t want to fight him because (the more time) passes, the better Benavídez (gets) as a fighter and Canelo is going down because he’s obviously not at his peak. So I don’t understand what the reason is,” he declared.

Canelo Álvarez has been avoiding the fight with David Benavídez even though he has been an official challenger for almost three years. Photo: John Locher/AP.

It should be noted that for more than two years David 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 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 emerges as Canelo Álvarez’s favorite for May 4.

According to reports, the undisputed 168-pound champion would have resumed talks with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and they would be negotiating the fight with Munguía in May and Jermall Charlo in September, but the promoter is not very convinced of this fight and the possibility of facing Benavídez could be opened if the WBC orders it.

David Benavídez only wants the opportunity to fight Canelo Álvarez, not the money. 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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