Canelo To Benavidez: “Taking Cinco de Mayo Is Not That Easy!”

Canelo Tells David Benavidez Mexico Is His!

Canelo Alvarez warns David Benavidez about Cinco de Mayo fights
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (L), David Benavidez

Canelo Warns David Benavidez About Chasing Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fights

Just as soon as undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO’s) could defend his status as the face of boxing, he’s forced to restate his claim as the king of Mexico. On May 6, Alvarez will face John Ryder on his beloved Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend. The match, to be contested in Estadio Akron Arena, will be his first prizefight staged in Mexico in twelve years. Regardless of his long time reigning over the coveted date, two-time 168 pound champion David “Mexican Monster” Benavidez (27-0, 23 KO’s) says he will knock Canelo off his square.

When questioned about this matter in a recent media Q&A, Alvarez was not flustered when rebuking the younger fighter.

“It’s not that easy man, it’s not that easy! When you look at the numbers that he did in the pay-per-view, saying it is very easy but it’s not that easy!”


The would-be prizefight between Canelo and the Mexican Monster has teased fight fans for years. Since the redheaded pugilist began his campaign back in 2020, his name has been linked with Benavidez. This is because many believe that the Mexican Monster is one of, if not, his biggest threats in the division. Many also found it suspicious how quickly the WBC stripped Benavidez of their 168-pound title when Alvarez entered the division. Had the native Arizonan not lost his title on the scale, he likely would have already fought Canelo.

At the present moment, Benavidez is riding a career-high win over Caleb Plant. The two years-long rivals finally collided on March 25 only for the Mexican Monster to walk away with the unanimous decision win. Even though Benavidez’s star is shining the brightest it ever has, he is still not likely to get the call to face Canelo. This is due to the aforementioned fight with Ryder and Alvarez’s desire to avenge his recent loss to Dmitry Bivol. David Benavidez vs Canelo Alvarez is not likely to take place in the near future. Still, it’s still good to see the pressure is remaining firm to get it done.

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