Canelo Still Seeks $200 Million For Benavidez

Canelo Alvarez still wants $200 million for the David Benavidez fight. 

Canelo is playing into the narrative that he is ducking Benavidez. After his win over Jaime Munguia, Canelo requested a big sum to face his WBC mandatory at 168. Benavidez was ringside for Canelo’s win over Munguia. Canelo stated he would take some time off before deciding his next move. Fights with Edgar Berlanga and Jermall Charlo have been suggested as an alternative. But if Canelo gets his money, he is ready to fight Benavidez. 

“The only thing I see is that Benavidez is 25 lbs or 30 lbs heavier than me on the day of the fight. I have no problem with that, but if he wants me to fight him, it’s $200 million,” Canelo said

Eddie Hearn backed up those comments. Hearn promoted Canelo before he left DAZN to sign a deal with PBC for the Munguia fight. During their time together, Hearn saw Canelo fight GGG three times, showing he was ready to face the best. While the Saudis want to make Canelo box Terence Crawford, the Mexican would not get as much credit for beating a smaller man. Hearn doubled down on Canelo’s comments, hinting that the money must be right. 

“Canelo doesn’t think he’d get any credit for fighting Crawford. In my last conversation with Canelo, he told me that if he beat Crawford, people would just say: So what? You’re the bigger guy. You’re supposed to beat him. Canelo is just throwing some numbers out there, seeing if somebody will meet his price,” Hearn stated 

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