Benavidez Will Target Morrell Jr. If He Can’t Get Canelo

David Benavidez will turn his attention towards David Morrell Jr. if a fight with Canelo Alvarez fails to get made.

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.


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