Canelo On Benavidez: “He Talks Too Much! That’s Why I Don’t Pay Attention!”

Canelo Explains Why He Won't Fight David Benavidez

Collage of Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez
Canelo Alvarez (Credit: Ulises Ruiz/Getty Images) | David Benavidez

Canelo Alvarez Speaks On His Disinterest In Facing David Benavidez

For good reason, many throughout the boxing world are buzzing about undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s (59-2-2, 39 KO’s) fight with Jermell Charlo. The unexpected bout will pit the two undisputed champions against one another in a thrilling contest. Nevertheless some question why Alvarez will not look in the direction of interim WBC 168-pound champion “The Mexican Monster” David Benavidez (27-0, 23 KO’s).

In a recent interview with 810WHB, Canelo once again doubled-down on his lack of concern about facing the two-time champion.

“He talks too much, that is not the way to make a fight, that’s why I don’t pay attention. [I] just watch my career, watch his career, for me I don’t pay attention to a lot of things in boxing.”

Canelo Alvarez – Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion


It’s revealing that Canelo says he is not paying much mind to his very vocal would-be rival. The Mexican Monster is an undefeated, exciting, fan-favorite who is coming off a great win over divisional nemesis Caleb Plant and has put in a lot of overtime hours calling the redhead out. Going a step further Benavidez has remained Canelo’s WBC mandatory challenger for quite some time.

Also, Benavidez’ Premier Boxing Champions promotional team has offered a staggering amount of money to put the match together. Even still, Alvarez remains aloof and detached from this potential duel. This is strange considering when Canelo began his super middleweight campaign in 2020, many felt The Mexican Monster was the true man to defeat in the division. Therefore, this has never been a case of Benavidez being some obscure figure that no one knew about.

Clearly, Canelo believed that facing Charlo who has been inactive for over a year, is coming off an injury and must leap up two divisions was the better fit. Despite all these potential hurdles for Charlo his war with Canelo should be a great match for the fans. Yet, it would be nice if Alvarez would take care of his own backyard and address the glaring matter of David Benavidez.

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