Benavidez Will Be Ringside For Canelo Vs. Munguia

David Benavidez will attend Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia

Canelo faces the undefeated Mexican on May 4 in a defense of his Undisputed Super Middleweight Title. He has been accused of ducking Benavidez, the WBC Super Middleweight Interim Champion. Despite Benavidez having a strong claim for a title shot, the WBC has not ordered the mandatory.

Benavidez has moved on as he will fight Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the WBC Light Heavyweight Interim Title on June 22. A win makes Benavidez mandatory for the winner of Dmitry Bivol vs. Artur Beterbiev, who fight for undisputed on June 1. That makes Benavidez mandatory at 168 and 175, increasing the pressure on the WBC and Canelo to make the fight. Benavidez’s appearance will put the spotlight on Canelo, build up the fight, and get the Mexican Monster some publicity.

Benavidez must present himself in a good light if he wants Canelo. Alvarez accused Benavidez of disrespecting him, so Munguia got the fight instead. Additionally, Benavidez had a poor showing during his last public appearance at a boxing event. He was watching Diego Pacheco box Shawn McCalman on April 6.

During an interview with Chris Mannix, the boxer was drunk. Benavidez has a history of big mistakes. In 2020, he was stripped of his WBC Super Middleweight Belt after missing weight for his fight with Roamer Alexis Angulo. In 2018, Benavidez lost the same belt after testing positive for cocaine. Benavidez has vowed to learn from his latest mistake. 

“I just want to take this time to apologize to all my fans and to the people that seen me last night drunk. I had one too many drinks and made a complete fool of myself smh [shake my head]. This will never happen again,” Benavidez stated 

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