The current undisputed super-middleweight champion is set to face Jermell Charlo on September 30th, 2023.
While it will garner a lot of attention, Charlo is the big underdog given that he will move up two weight classes from junior middleweight.
However, the decision to face Charlo raised question marks over whether Canelo would ever face Benavidez.
The latter is the WBC interim champion having beaten Caleb Plant in his last fight. And on top of that, Benavidez’s team have claimed they had sent an offer to Eddy Reynoso which was not acknowledged.
That has led to suggestions that Alvarez is ducking the ‘Mexican Monster.’ And yet, Canelo went on to confirm that he is open to fighting him.
“Yeah, why not? Maybe in the future. He talks too much; that’s not the way to make a fight. I don’t pay attention. I do my thing. Just watch, watch my career, watch his career. I’ve done a lot in boxing.
“I never thought about it. They said that the other Charlo was not ready and that they wanted [Jermell] Charlo. I said, ‘Okay, bring whatever, I don’t care,” Canelo
Canelo’s three-fight deal with the PBC has opened the door for a fight with Benavidez.
And given that Alvarez will reportedly fight twice in 2024, on Cinco de Mayo weekend and on Mexican Independence Day, a fight with Benavidez could pan out. Time will tell.