David Benavidez Tells Canelo Alvarez To ‘Vacate All The Titles’

David Benavidez said Canelo Alvarez can do whatever he wants, but one thing Alvarez should do is vacate all of his super middleweight titles.

Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) is targeted to face former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux for the interim WBC 168lb title. Benavidez, 25, has made it clear how his only target are the titles.

“You know, he could pick and choose if he’s gonna go to 175, or he’s gonna go to 200 pounds or whatever he wants to do. He could do whatever he wants to do. If people are saying he’s picking and choosing, that’s for other people to say. You know, I stay in my lane. I have tunnel vision. My main focus is the titles,” Benavidez told Calling Russ Anber.

“So if he’s not gonna fight me, he has to vacate the titles and let me fight for the titles.”

Alvarez has been on a quest to become a five-weight champion, currently chasing WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu, but he hasn’t had the opportunity to quickly pounce at the opportunity as Makabu must make a mandatory defense first.

But, recently, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger revealed that Alvarez might not be waiting for Makabu, and is instead targeting a Cinco De Mayo match with Jermall Charlo.

If Alvarez chooses to fight Charlo over Benavidez, this delays the 25-year-old’s shot at regaining the title he once held.

Benavidez is a two-time super middleweight champion, having held the title from 2017 to 2018 and from 2019 to 2020.

“Fast, strong, young, throw body shots, punches in bunches. I feel like I’d give Canelo the best fight, and I feel like I could beat Canelo 100%. I just need my opportunity,” Benavidez said.

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