Report reveals original list of Canelo Álvarez’s rivals with PBC and Benavídez was not one of them – La Opinión

Report reveals original list of Canelo Álvarez’s rivals with PBC and Benavídez was not one of them – La Opinión

David Benavídez was never part of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez’s original agreement with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), since the man from Guadalajara He had planned to face Jermell and Jermall Charlo, and Errol Spence Jr.according to a report by journalist Dan Rafael.

On your site Fight Freaks UniteRafael explained that as Charlo Grande and Spence Jr. lost their viability as PPV opponents, Al Haymon wanted to change the terms of the contract and include Benavídez, but Canelo Álvarez did not accept and, Although they separated briefly, they agreed to a single fight with Jaime Munguía on May 4.

“The contract specified two opponents of PBC. The WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo (Jermell’s twin brother) and now former unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., and guaranteed bags for each one. However, both had lost their viability as PPV opponents since the deal was signed last summer and (Al) Haymon wanted to change the terms of the deal,” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez had very different plans with PBC, but things changed after his first fight with the promotion. Photo: Moises Castillo/AP.

“Including the desire that Álvarez agree to fight undefeated WBC interim champion and number one contender, David Benavídez, in September. Unable to reach a deal, Alvarez had the right to pursue other offers, a source said, and they briefly parted ways. (…) In the end, Haymon and Alvarez were able to reach a new one-fight deal that will pay Alvarez a guaranteed purse of ‘over $35 million’“said a source with direct knowledge of the details,” he added.

It should be noted that last Friday Canelo Álvarez officially announced that Jaime Munguía would be his next rival after having resumed negotiations with PBCwith whom he signed for three fights, for disagreeing with the Guadalajara’s idea of ​​facing Jermall Charlo in May after the not very striking dispute with his twin brother in September 2023. The promoter opposed this fight because it was not economically viable and offered him the duel with the Tijuana native.

After the fight with Munguía, the undisputed 168-pound champion He will be a free agent and could return with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing to look for a fight with Edgar Berlanga or another opponent that interests the man from Guadalajara. Outside of PBC, the possible confrontation with David Benavídez seems even further away, but the English promoter has stated that he wants to try to agree on this duel.

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Jaime Munguía will seek to take the throne from Canelo Álvarez at 168 pounds in May. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

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.

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