Stephen A. Smith says Canelo Álvarez is avoiding David Benavídez: “Fight that man” – La Opinion

Stephen A. Smith says Canelo Álvarez is avoiding David Benavídez: “Fight that man” – La Opinion

Sports journalist Stephen A. Smith expressed that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez is clearly avoiding the fight with David Benavídez and He asked me to agree to face him because it is the fight that everyone wants to see.

On his YouTube channel, Smith indicated that Benavídez you deserve to receive this opportunity and assured that no one wants to see Canelo Álvarez fight other opponents who are not within the 168-pound category such as Jermall Charlo or Terence Crawford.

“Canelo Álvarez, it is very clear that you are avoiding David Benavídez, not because you’re not going to fight him but because of the words you’re using. It’s no big deal? Is he nothing? You know better. Fight that man. That’s the fight we want to see with you. We don’t want to see a fourth fight with GGG. “We don’t want to see you fight with another of the Charlos,” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez assured that he will only fight David Benavídez if they pay him a lot of money. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

“We don’t want to see Terence Crawford move up three weight classes to fight you. We want you to fight right where you are against that guy in your weight class who’s been begging for a shot at the crown. David Benavidez he deserves it. Anyone who respects boxing knows that he should be the one in the ring and facing you. Manage your business. This is part of it. Fight that man. Everyone wants to see you against David Benavídez. Don’t do that to us,” he added.

It should be noted that Canelo Álvarez commented that he felt disrespected and 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 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 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 World Boxing Council (WBC) has not enforced the regulations to order the fight either.

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David Benavídez just wants to receive the opportunity against Canelo Álvarez, he doesn’t care about the money. Photo Courtesy: Amanda Westcott/Showtime.

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. But, 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.

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 as a professional.

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· David Benavídez asks Turki Al-Alshikh for help to fight Canelo Álvarez in Saudi Arabia
· Canelo Álvarez’s harsh response to Mike Tyson after criticizing him for not accepting a duel with Benavídez
· David Benavídez responds to Canelo Álvarez’s mockery and asks him to buy “a couple of eggs”

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