Floyd Mayweather Would Want Canelo Alvarez-David Benavidez

Floyd Mayweather knows who Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next test could be.

Mayweather, a five-division world champion, said David Benavidez is “a helluva fighter” and thinks that matchup would be good.

“We like Canelo Alvarez, but Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence, Terence Crawford – there are so many other great fighters out there. David Benavidez is a helluva fighter also; that’s a good test for Canelo,” Mayweather said, according to The Sun.

Mayweather, who retired with an undefeated record of 50-0, is the only boxer to put a blemish on Alvarez’s near perfect career. Mayweather won via majority decision in 2013 for the WBC and WBA world welterweight titles.

Earlier this month, Alvarez knocked out Caleb Plant in the 11th round to become the first ever undisputed super middleweight world champion.

After the emphatic win, fans have been asking what’s next for the boxing sensation. But he shocked fans with a request to jump up two weight classes and challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

The WBC has already approved the request.

So, it’s unlikely Alvarez-Benavidez would happen any time soon, but some fans, like Mayweather, are still naming Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) — a two-time WBC super middleweight champion — as the next best challenger.

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