Jose Benavidez Sr: “Canelo Wants Charlo Because He Is A Little Guy!”

Jose Benavidez Sr Says Canelo is Picking the Easier Fight

Jose Benavidez Sr speaks on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fighting Jermall Charlo
Jose Benavidez Sr speaks on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fighting Jermall Charlo

Jose Benavidez Sr Says Canelo Sees Jermall Charlo as The Easiest of the Tough Fights


There is no question that David “Red Flag” Benavidez (25-0, 22 KO’s) wants a shot at undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KO’s). He has clamored for the bout since the redhead breached the parameters of his 168-pound stomping grounds.

Regrettably, Benavidez theoretically should have already snagged a dance date with Canelo. This is because he once held the WBC super middleweight title himself.

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Actually, Red Flag has held the WBC strap twice and twice lost the hardware outside of the ring. First, he was knocked for a PED’s violation in 2018. Yet, the flagged transgression spoke more to his party lifestyle rather than attempted treachery in the ring. Next, and most recently, at the Friday afternoon weigh-in before his dust up with Roamer Angulo, Benavidez fell victim to the scale. He went on to engage, dominate and stop Angulo but left his title in the Mohegan Sun Casino all the same.

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Minus his title, there was no way for him to leverage a fight with the Mexican kingpin. With that being the case, he has not gotten the fight or the slimmest inkling that he might get one in the future. Yet, with pressure on Alvarez to make a good follow-up bout after his undisputed match, Jose Benavidez Sr. thinks he’ll take the path of least resistance.

“I think the bigger fight right now is David against Canelo because everyone wants to see that fight. And Canelo doesn’t want to fight him! Now, Canelo wants to fight [Jermall] Charlo because he is a little guy. He’s never fought at 168 and Charlo wants to fight Canelo, it’s a payday.

“The Charlo brothers are very exciting fighters, really good fighters, very intelligent but I think Canelo has the advantage. Because Canelo has been active, Canelo is stronger and Charlo, they haven’t been looking good.

“They’re going through some stuff with focus and other things that people don’t know. In my opinion, I see them drinking a little bit more and partying a little bit more. They’re not as dedicated. Canelo is dedicated!

“Canelo is a bigger guy, a little bit more dedicated and then he has more advantages when it comes to negotiation. ‘You’re going to have to come at this weight,’ he has more things that he asks for and he takes all the advantages. So I think it’s a good fight for Canelo, not for the Charlo brothers. And, I think Canelo will take this fight, in my opinion.“

It will be interesting to see who Canelo selects as his next foe. Let’s just hope that we get this information sooner rather than later. Yet, no matter when it comes, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the news!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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