Canelo Alvarez: “For 200 Million I’ll Fight Benavidez Tomorrow!”

Canelo Wants a Historical Purse to Face The Mexican Monster!

Canelo Alvarez gives his price tag to face David Benavidez
Canelo Alvarez says $200 million will secure a fight with David Benavidez

Canelo Alvarez Demands A King’s Ransom to Face Benavidez!

When two-time super middleweight champion David “The Mexican Monster” Benavidez (28-0, 24 KO’s) claimed the scalp of Demetrius Andrade, it was a solid win. More than a quality win, it seems that Benavidez grabbed the baton for the official undisputed super middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KO’s).

While it’s an unpopular opinion, Andrade was a very capable and worthy challenger who fruitlessly chased the redhead across the landscape of three divisions. In response, Canelo filled media microphones up with more false alibi’s than a First 48 interrogation room. For years he belittled the accomplishments and talents of the Olympian and multi-division champion. Now it seems this tradition has been passed to Benavidez.

“If he [Benavidez] offered the amount, that amount I can make with anybody, that’s nothing. Maybe [it’s one of the biggest fights to be made], who knows. But he brings nothing to the table for me. He brings just 25 more pounds on the night, that’s it. But if some promoter – not him because he has nothing to offer me. No money, I am the one. But if one promoter that I used to work come and say, ‘I offer to you 150 [or] 200 million, I fight tomorrow!”


There is a very real argument that the mere existence of The Mexican Monster brings into question Canelo’s distinction as “undisputed.” When Alvarez first entered the division, Benavidez had just lost his WBC title on the scale and therefore was beltless. Despite this fact, he was widely viewed as the man to beat at 168-pounds by the boxing public.

To this day he remains Canelo’s biggest threat and challenge in the weight class. Beyond being the people’s prime choice, The Mexican Monster has maintained himself as Canelo’s mandatory for a few years now. Not to mention, Benavidez represents one of Canelo’s biggest present paydays. Obviously though, the champion is holding out for an absurd amount of money to face Benavidez.

Said to say, it’s hard to claim he is the man when there is technically an undefeated champion that Canelo outright refuses to fight. Yet, if he wants to show that he remains the actual undisputed champion in action and not just on paper, then without question the fight to make is with David Benavidez!

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