Timothy Bradley says that Canelo Álvarez must respond to David Benavídez’s call – La Opinion

Timothy Bradley says that Canelo Álvarez must respond to David Benavídez’s call – La Opinion


Timothy Bradley, former world champion and commentator, expressed that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez must respond to the call of David Benavídez and give him the opportunity to fight with him to defend his position as undisputed monarch of 168 pounds.

On ProBox TV’s ‘Deep Waters’ episode, Bradley stated that Canelo Álvarez does not want to face Benavídez, but He believes that out of pride he has to accept the challenge and give the people what they are asking for. for a long time.

“Obviously, Canelo is not willing to face (Benavídez). Those guys… there is something called Mexican pride. When you have someone calling you by your name, like when you grew up in the neighborhood and someone new to the area terrifies them, you’re supposed to be the person who controls them. (Benavídez) calls you by your name and you don’t show up? Don’t you do anything about it?“, said.

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Canelo Álvarez has not shown real interest in a fight with David Benavídez. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“When is Canelo going to answer that call? It is his duty: to be (Latino) and to be challenged by another (Latino). He’s supposed to answer that call. It does not matter that. I don’t care about the business (or) anything else. If you are proud of yourself and believe in yourself… you have another man doing the same thing as you, but he is calling your name. You gotta get up, man. When are you going to stand up and show people what they need to see?”he added.

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 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.

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.

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David Benavídez asked for the help of Turki Al-Alshikh to make the fight a reality. 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 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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