Report: Saudi Arabia wants David Benavídez to compete for an undisputed title, but not Canelo’s – La Opinion

Report: Saudi Arabia wants David Benavídez to compete for an undisputed title, but not Canelo’s – La Opinion

Turki Al-Alshikh, president of the General Entertainment Authority by Royal Decree of Saudi Arabia, will offer David Benavídez a fight for the undisputed light heavyweight title and not for the 168-pound title in the hands of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, as reported by

According to the source cited by the British mediaAl-Alshikh prefers that Benavídez fight the winner of the duel between Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbievwho will face each other on June 1 in the Arab country, if they defeat Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

“It seems that David Benavídez he will be offered a fight for the undisputed world title. But maybe it’s not what you expected. understands that Turki Al-Alshikh prefers to pit Benavídez against the winner of Dmitry Bivol vs. Artur Beterbiev in December for the light heavyweight belts,” reported.

It should be noted that Canelo Álvarez assured that the only way he will accept the fight with the Mexican Monster is that your promoter offers you a purse of $150 or $200 million dollars, but otherwise he has no interest in facing the Mexican American. For this reason, David Benavídez asked Turki Al-Alshikh for help to make this duel a reality, but those do not seem to be the plans that the sheikh has for him.

After being rejected again by Guadalajara, Bandera Roja decided to go up to 175 pounds to compete for the interim title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) against Oleksandr Gvozdyk on June 15 in his debut in the category, two weeks after Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev decide who will be the new undisputed champion of the division and his possible next opponent.

Although he could be crowned the 175-pound king in December against one of the Russians, David Benavídez insists that he wants to get the opportunity to face the undisputed Mexican monarch and does not rule out going down to super middleweight again to defend his interim WBC title until the man from Guadalajara agrees to fight him.

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David Benavídez knocked out Demetrius Andrade and once again defended his position as Canelo Álvarez’s mandatory challenger. Photo: John Locher/AP.

For three years now, the Mexican Monster has been the mandatory challenger and 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 WBC has not enforced the regulations to order this fight either.

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 as a professional.

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