Benavidez Plans To Wait For Title Shot Vs. Canelo As Saul Says He Has At Least 4 Years Left

David Benavidez has revealed that he will stay at super middleweight for three more fights in the hope of getting a title shot against Canelo Alvarez

The WBC interim champion overcame Caleb Plant to put him in line for a title shot against Alvarez.

However, the latter chose to face Jermell Charlo on September 30th, 2023, as there were question marks over whether the fight would happen.

After all, Benavidez has spoken previously about wanting to move up to light heavyweight. In addition, Benavidez is a big 168-pounder, suggesting that time may be running out to face Alvarez. 

“[I] probably just three fights [at 168], or close to then. I want to make these fights happen; I worked my whole f****g career to get to that moment to fight for those belts. It’s almost there, so I can’t go until I get that fight,” Benavidez

Since Canelo does have a three-fight deal with the PBC, there is every chance that a fight with Benavidez could happen.

The 33-year-old Alvarez expanded on how he sees himself fighting for another four-five years, which would be enough time to secure a fight with the ‘Mexican Monster,’ provided Canelo is still at the top of the sport. 

“I think I’ve got four years more. Five years, maybe. I’ve been in professional boxing since I was 15 years old. That’s almost 18 years fighting professionally.

“I always said 36 or 37, around that age [is when I would retire]. That will be enough; it’s a lot of years in boxing. “I’ll have accomplished many things, and then I’ll need to enjoy my life with my family and everything,” Canelo

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