Canelo Explains Why He’s Not For David Benavidez Fight
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has refuted former undefeated champion, Floyd Mayweather’s claim where he accused the unified lightweight champion of “ducking” David Benavidez.
In an interview earlier this month, Mayweather had claimed that Alvarez is intentionally avoiding any development that could lead to a fight with Benavidez.
Canelo has, however, explained why he doesn’t see himself fighting either Jermall Charlo or Benavidez.
“I don’t avoid anybody. But what does that guy (Benavidez) bring to me? Nothing,” Canelo said.
“Mention a champion they (Benavidez and Charlo) fight before. How many? I really don’t care. Haters are always going to be haters.”
“What I know is I beat the No.1 fighter at 168. It was Callum Smith. Next, Billy Joe Saunders, second. Next, the third one [Caleb Plant]. So, I beat all the best at 168. They were all undefeated. I beat all the best at 168, and now there are people saying you need to fight this one — like always.
“This always happens. But I beat the best champion at 168. Then they say, ‘he’s scared of him’ or ‘he’s scared of that guy.’ I am not scared about anything.”
The 31-year-old is preparing to move to cruiserweight to take on WBC champion Ilunga Makabu next.