David Benavidez wants all the fighters to work together
Former WBC Middleweight champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez (24-0, 21ko) wants boxing to grow and the fighters to work together by fighting each other.
The recent news of the profitable Pay-Per-View purchases of YouTuber Jake Paul’s first-round destruction of retired MMA fighter Ben Askren has left many questioning the state of boxing. Hopefully, the Triller-promoted event will kick some of these entities in the rear and start producing the fights fans have been craving to see.
The 25-year-old Arizona native wants boxing to push towards that goal. For his part, he is willing to fight anybody regardless of network affiliation. During an interview with 3kingsboxing affiliate Brawlers Sports Media, Red Flag explained this is the motivating reason he has been calling out everyone.
“I feel like that is what we need to move to. That is why I am calling out everybody from every network, Edgar Berlanga, and Canelo. Because you know we all need to work together. At the end of the day, if we want the stock of boxing to go up everybody should fight each other. It doesn’t matter what network you’re in.”
Benavidez acknowledged some fights have already happened, showing a sign that boxing is somewhat moving in the right direction. However, those fights are far and few in between. Nonetheless, the former champion is holding out hope that things get better.
“I have faith that all the promotion companies will come together and make boxing what it really needs to become. Boxing, in my opinion, is the most beautiful sport out of any combat sports ever. All the guys need to fight each other and take boxing back to the golden era.”
By: Garrisson Bland