Canelo Open To David Benavidez: “Whoever; I Don’t Fucking Care”

Canelo Alvarez Taking All Comers After Dominating Jermell Charlo!

Canelo Alvarez open to facing David Benavidez next
Canelo Alvarez open to facing David Benavidez next | credit: Showtime

Canelo Alvarez Open to Facing David Benavidez on Cinco de Mayo

Undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-2-2, 39KO) silenced his doubters with a dominant performance over unified junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (35-2-1, 19KO). Looking ahead, he’s ready to take on anyone placed in front of him, including two-time champion David “The Mexican Monster” Benavidez (27-0, 23KO).

The boxing world is still buzzing over Canelo’s commanding display over Charlo on September 30. It had been a while since the Mexican champion was fully healthy, and boxing fans could clearly see the difference as he relentlessly pursued the Texan throughout the fight.


Of course, boxing fans are eager to know what’s next. In the post-fight interview, Canelo not only declared that no one could defeat this version of him, but he also expressed his openness to facing Benavidez, when asked.

Canelo: “This Canelo, nobody can beat this Canelo.”

Jim Gray: “When will we see this Canelo next? Cinco de Mayo? Against who?”

Canelo: “Cinco de Mayo, whoever, I don’t care. We’re going to see who’s next.”

Jim Gray: “Perhaps Benavidez?”

Canelo: “I don’t know, but I don’t fucking care.”

This marks a change of tune for the Mexican mega-star, who was previously disinterested in facing The Mexican Monster, claiming he talked too much. While this doesn’t guarantee the fight will happen, it’s encouraging that Canelo is open-minded about the possibility.

Benavidez is scheduled to face fellow stablemate Demetrius Andrade on November 25. With the potential opportunity to fight for the undisputed crown, fans can expect Benavidez to be highly motivated come fight night.

As the boxing community awaits Canelo’s return to the ring on Cinco de Mayo, it will be intriguing to see who gets the chance to challenge the champion next.

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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."