Jose Benavidez Sr Challenges Jermall Charlo to Face David Benavidez!
Last year, WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22 KO’s) found himself as the featured guest on the popular YouTube show Hot Boxin with Mike Tyson. While on set, and in front of the cameras, the boxing living legend pleaded for Charlo to talk trash to shake up the division. Yet, more than any other adversary, Tyson clamored the loudest for Hit Man to call out two-time WBC super middleweight champion David “Red Flag” Benavidez (26-0, 23 KO’s).
Being so enamored with the fear that Benavidez is instilling, Iron Mike renamed him The Mexican Monster. At one point he even flat out asked Charlo, who’s shared a years’ long beef with Benavidez, if he was scared of The Mexican Monster. Of course, he claimed no Kool-Aid coursed through his heart, but no heartfelt call out was issued. Father and chief second to The Mexican Monster, Jose Benavidez Sr., believes Hit Man was poorly trying to save face.
WHY YOU ACTING LIKE A BIA, BIA?!?
When speaking to 3Kings Boxing in an exclusive interview, Benavidez Sr. minced no words when giving his take on why Charlo has not accepted a fight.
“He’s a fucking bitch and if he’s watching, let’s make it fucking happen! You’re a fucking bitch, let’s do it. You say you want to fight the best, let’s fucking make it happen. I just need a fucking call, I am David’s manager! All I need is a phone call, let’s fucking do it!”
MR TELEPHONE MAN
While it’s true that Benavidez has twice lost his titles, he remains undefeated. This is because he lost control of his belt due to activities outside the ring. The first time was a case of extreme partying and the second was an instance of missing weight. Outside of these blemishes, in the ring, The Mexican Monster has chewed up every man placed in the opposite corner.
Benavidez can boast about having Anthony Dirrell, Roamer Angulo and most recently David Lemieux on his list of beaten and battered. The Mexican Monster stopped them all within the distance. Confident and comfortable in his crowd-pleasing, high-volume, aggressive style, Benavidez has always called for the big names. Sadly, similar to Charlo, none have honored the call.
Meanwhile, the biggest charge against Hit Man is that he won’t fight any top guys. Instead he takes cover behind the half-cocked reasoning that Benavidez is only a small fry in the division and not worth his attention. Unfortunately for him, the unrelenting buzz for this match has determined that to be a lie. Benavidez versus Charlo is an awesome action-fight that should happen. Let’s hope that Hit Man picks up the phone and makes that call!
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By: Bakari Simpson