Benavidez: “Canelo Had No Game Plan For Bivol. He Relied On Power.”

David Benavidez Says Canelo Alvarez Overlooked Bivol

David Benavidez talks Dmitry Bivol beating Canelo Alvarez
David Benavidez (L), Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol | Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom/John Locher / Associated Press

David Benavidez Thinks Dmitry Bivol Beats Canelo Alvarez in Rematch

The boxing community continues to talk about the shocking upset by WBA Super light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol over undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. However, two-time WBC super middleweight champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez (25-0, 22 KOs) always saw this defeat for Alvarez coming.

It is no secret that the two-time champion has been waiting for a fight with Alvarez for quite some time. Red Flag even once indicated that Team Alvarez was purposely trying to avoid him. His statement was quickly shot down by Canelo’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso. He claims Benavidez is not on their priority list due to losing the belt twice for outside the ring issues.

Nonetheless, Benavidez continued to beat the pavement about why he could beat Alvarez. Furthermore, Team Canelo turned down a lucrative two-fight deal from PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) with Benavidez and WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.

Team Alvarez accepted a two-fight deal with DAZN for Bivol and a trilogy with two-time unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Bivol put on a boxing display against the Mexican super-star that hasn’t been done since Floyd Mayweather back in 2013.


Benavidez was not surprised by this, as he stated in an interview with FightHype. He explained that Bivol’s mindset was much different than any of Alvarez’s previous opponents.

“I’ve always said it […] the ones that are actually trying to hurt him every single round, instead of just trying to survive until the twelfth round are going to be the ones to give him a good fight.”

“I just feel like Canelo was on his high horse thinking he could stop everybody. He didn’t really look like he had a game plan, he was just trying to rely on one power shot after another. I think that really turned around and bit him in the ass at the end of the fight.”

“I feel like Dmitry Bivol beats him even in the rematch too.”

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."