The undisputed super middleweight champion has come off a win over Jermell Charlo as the talk over a David Benavidez fight continues to rumble on. The Mexican Monster is the current WBC mandatory, who has just beaten Demetrius Andrade. Benavidez has indicated his wish to face Canelo on Cinco de Mayo weekend. When asked about the possibility of fighting Benavidez, Alvarez clarified that he controlled his career.
“Right now, my dates are May and September. Those are the dates I always look to fight. This Monday, I’m going to have a meeting about what comes next. Well, a lot of things can be said, but at this moment, I’m the King, and I can do whatever I want…We’ll see. Like I said, I’m here to make the best fights, and if that’s a good fight for September, we’ll see. Sometimes the fights are bigger if you wait a bit. If I beat Benavidez, they’re going to say, ‘Why don’t you face another guy? It’s the same thing. Look at my history. I’ve done everything in boxing,” Alvarez
Reports had indicated that Canelo could fight either Terence Crawford, Jermall Charlo or Jaime Munguia as an alternative. Crawford and Charlo are not natural 168-pounders, which makes Canelo the heavy favorite. Bud would have to jump up three weight divisions, while Charlo would move up from 160. And Munguia has only had two fights at super middleweight. Despite those names being mentioned, Canelo denied that they were under consideration.
“I don’t know where those names came from, but on Monday, I’m going to sit down with Al Haymon and see what comes next and see what’s the best for us,” Alvarez