The two undefeated fighters were reportedly in negotiations for a fight in November. The perception behind such a fight was that the winner would be in line to face Canelo Alvarez by becoming the WBC interim champion at 168. Benavidez had been linked with a fight against David Morrell Jr. However, since that failed to materialize, Andrade has asked the Mexican to make it happen.
“154, 160, 168, I’ve been daring to be great. It’s going to be a great fight. We’re going to put on a show. May the best man win, of course, but it ain’t going to be easy. That’s what I’m saying. It depends on what type of fight. Styles make fights, and the thing about me, I can go in the ring and fight any style I need to win. I believe if David Benavidez hurries up and signs his contract, we’re going to see who is the best at 160. That’s what I believe. Call David Benavidez. Call him, find out,” Andrade
Nevertheless, Benavidez will be in no rush. As the holder of the WBC interim belt, the Mexican knows that a fight with Canelo may be ordered.
Meanwhile, even if Canelo were to vacate the belt, Benavidez could become the full champion by default. And given that Benavidez has stated he will move up to 175, the 168-pounder must decide carefully how he proceeds moving forward.