David Benavidez Claims Canelo Opted For Dmitry Bivol Despite Being Offered $55M
David Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) has made a claim related to Canelo Alvarez (56-2-1, 39 KOs).
According to the American fighter, the Mexican was offered $55 million to fight him but he declined the offer and chose to fight Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) instead.
“It was kind of a shock because I talked to my advisers, and they said for me alone, they were offering him 55 million dollars plus pay-per-view,” Benavidez told iFL TV.
“I feel like it’s funny because everybody talks, ‘Payday, payday,’ but this guy [Canelo] is making more of a payday than anybody. I feel like there was more money there, but Canelo Alvarez is his own person and does what he wants.
In 2022, Alvarez agreed on a two-year deal to fight either Bivol or Gennady Golovkin.
Many people consider the Mexican athlete to be a “regular payday.” However, he would have made a lot of money if he had accepted the offer related to Benavidez.
If Canelo doesn’t beat Bivol on May 7, it would only add fuel to the fire. It is likely that a loss would make him a frustrated figure for refusing the idea to fight the 25-year-old.
Benavidez sits on top at 168, whereas Bivol sits either second or third at 175.