The Mexican Monster is currently preparing to face Demetrius Andrade on November 25th, 2023. A win would keep Benavidez as the WBC interim champion at super middleweight and put him in a position to fight for Canelo’s undisputed title. The Mexican has been a mandatory for over a year. And yet, the attempts at getting the fight made have not been successful. Following Canelo’s three-fight deal with the PBC, there was an expectation that a fight with Benavidez would be made since they were both under the same promotional company. However, Alvarez faced Jermell Charlo, who was a 154-pounder moving up two weight classes. The victory, therefore, did not provide too much information on how Alvarez would fare against a fully-fledged 168-pound fighter. With that being said, Benavidez will target Morrell in the event the Canelo fight doesn’t happen.
“I was going after Caleb Plant. I got him. Demetrius Andrade, I’ve had my eye on him for a while, and I got him. After I get him, if I don’t get the Canelo fight, then we’re going after David Morrell. “I’ve been preparing for this since I was 23 years old. I’ve been a professional for ten years. I’m more than ready. I’m not just preparing for Canelo. I want to be the most dominant fighter in my generation,” Benavidez
The Cuban, much like Benavidez, is undefeated with nine victories, with eight coming by way of a knockout. Therefore, Morrell will pose a tough test since both fighters are capable of stopping their opponents inside the distance. Regardless, the social media response was clear in that the boxing fanbase felt Canelo was avoiding the fight.
Canelo won't fight him until he sees a very poor performance. Canelo don't care if the WBC strip him. I've said it for a long time. David Benavidez beats Canelo and goes close to stopping him. Canelo letting Benavidez get better is silly if does intend to fight him at some stage
— Score (@Scoredan) November 8, 2023
That what’s Canelo want you to do David . He’ll never fight you if you keep giving him reassurance.
— I’ll hurt your feelings (@xcrushfeelings) November 7, 2023
Don/t be silly. Canelo is hiding from Benavidez. B will put Canelo down and he nows it. Canelo will never fight Benavidez because that will be the end of his number 1 status.
— Stuart (@Stewart____n) November 8, 2023