Paulie Malignaggi says that Canelo Álvarez chooses only mandatory fights that he can win – La Opinion

Paulie Malignaggi says that Canelo Álvarez chooses only mandatory fights that he can win – La Opinion

Paulie Malignaggi expressed that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez He only chooses the mandatory fights that he can win and that is why he has avoided David Benavídezmandatory challenger by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for three years.

In statements to ProBox TV, Malignaggi indicated that when a fighter is fashionable or represents a danger to Canelo Álvarez He is not interested in that fight, but if he is an easy rival he accepts it and he excuses himself because it was mandatory.

“Canelo, it’s not that he doesn’t do mandates. He doesn’t make mandates that really defeat him. That’s the problem. He fought against Avni Yildirim. When the mandatory becomes someone who makes your bagels on the street, Canelo fights him and then says: ‘It’s the mandatory, we had to accept it.’ And his fans will also jump on you. I’ve had conversations with Canelo fans. ‘Avni Yildirim, that was mandatory, so he had to do it,’” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez has avoided a fight with David Benavídez for three years. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“Yes, okay. So was Jermall Charlo, when Jermall was hot. I’m not talking about this Jermall Charlo. When Jermall was hot at middleweight, he was also the mandatory one. That fight was nowhere to be seen. Now, Benavidez is hot at super middleweight and is the mandatory weight. That fight is nowhere to be seen. Nobody is going to step up and do it. I have no problem with Canelo doing whatever he wants. “I have a problem with Canelo doing whatever he wants with the belts,” he added.

It should be noted that for three years David Benavídez has sought 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.

Mauricio Sulaimán, 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 would 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 be Canelo Álvarez’s rival on May 4, so that fight is far from happening.

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David Benavídez is still waiting for the opportunity to fight Canelo Álvarez. Photo Courtesy: Amanda Westcott/Showtime.

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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