Dan Rafael: Canelo Left PBC After Refusing To Fight Benavidez After Charlo

Canelo Alvarez and PBC parted ways after the promotional outfit would only give the Mexican’s $35 million guarantee for a Jermall Charlo fight on Cinco de Mayo Weekend if he fought David Benavidez afterwards. 

That is according to Dan Rafael. Initial reports stressed PBC would only pay the guarantee if Canelo fought Jaime Munguia. That would have been an all-Mexican clash against an undefeated fighter, making it more likely to resonate with a bigger audience. Munguia is also a fully-fledged 168-pounder, unlike Charlo who is a middleweight.

Since Alvarez had beaten Jermell Charlo, a 154-pounder moving up two weight classes, a fight against Jermall was less likely to appease fans. There were also suggestions Canelo’s three-fight deal with PBC did not include any fight with Benavidez, which may explain why the Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion left for a better deal. Those differences could not be resolved, with Canelo’s next two fights likely to be against Munguia and Edgar Berlanga on DAZN.


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