Eddy Reynoso To David Benavidez: “We Do Not Avoid Anyone!”

Eddy Reynoso Claims Canelo ALvarez Ducks Nobody!

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez holding his belts with Eddy Reynoso; David Benavidez stares into the camera
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez with Eddy Reynoso (left) and David Benavidez

Eddy Reynoso tells David Benavidez that Canelo Alvarez avoids no one!

During an interview with Ray Flores on PBC Timeout, former WBC Super Middleweight champion David Benavidez (23-0, 20KOs) declared that he feels Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 37KOs) and his team are avoiding him. He said the following:

“No definitely, you see there’s a lot of similarities between me and Canelo. Body shots, uppercuts, you know the thing about me is I have a wicked variety of punches too. I can put my punches together as good as he can, and I have an amazing jab. You know, you seen when Kovalev fought Canelo in the beginning, Kovalev was hitting him with that slow stiff jab, and Canelo was not able to get in.

I can throw the jab, I can throw hard jabs all night. So I feel like I give him the best fight of anybody. I feel like his team knows that too. So I feel like that’s the reason they’re kinda avoiding me. You know at the end of the day if he does vacate his belt, he’s just going to show everybody just how afraid he is of me. People can say whatever they want. People can say I’m desperate, that Canelo is super experienced this and that, until he gets in the ring and shows me, I believe I’m best in the world and I’ll beat that guy.”

Eddy Reynoso, the trainer of unified super middleweight champion and boxing’s cash cow Alvarez, responded to the comments made by the former champion on Twitter that team Canelo avoids no one!

Eddy Reynoso puts David Benavidez on notice that Team Canelo avoids no one
Eddy Reynoso puts David Benavidez on notice that Team Canelo avoids no one

Benavidez is no longer a champion due to missing weight ahead of his title defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo back in August of 2020. Even with the lack of a title, the Arizonan possesses the ability and size to give Alvarez probably the most difficult fight at 168. While he will take on WBO Super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in May and possibly IBF champion Caleb Plant in September, a fight with Benavidez could be a war if the two ever lock horns.

Be as it may, Benavidez has to take care of business on March 13 when he takes on the formidable Ronald Ellis (18-1-2, 12KOs) before he can even be considered for a fight with Canelo Alvarez.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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