“Anyone but Benavidez”: Fans Take Digs at Canelo Alvarez After He Opens Up About Fighting Jermell Charlo

Published 07/17/2023, 6:10 AM EDT

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Canelo Alvarez is considered as one of the mightiest boxers in the current era, with him even being one of the best pound-for-pound, the Mexican icon holds a lot of influence in the sport of boxing. Alvarez defeated John Ryder earlier this year and he was supposed to face Dimitry Bivol for a rematch next. However, that fight fell apart, leaving the undisputed champion to look for another apt opponent. Furthermore, David Benavidez has been hounding Alvarez relentlessly, looking for a bout.

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‘The Mexican Monster’ has only received disregard from Canelo’s end. Even Benavidez’s reportedly huge $50 million offer didn’t manage to move the champion. This further solidified doubts in a lot of fans’ minds that Alvarez is ‘ducking’ Benavidez. Meanwhile, Canelo went ahead and the talks of a bout between him and Jermall Charlo surfaced. However, at the end, it was Jermell Charlo who would be facing Alvarez next instead of Jermall. Charlo will be moving up two weight classes to face Alvarez.

Recently, boxing reporter Michael Benson shared Alvarez’s statement on his choice to face Jermell Charlo next. Canelo stated, “I never thought about it. They said that the other Charlo was not ready, and that they want [Jermell] Charlo. I said, ‘Okay, bring whatever, I don’t care.’” This statement didn’t sit well with the fans and they have remained pretty vocal about it.

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Fans slam Canelo Alvarez after his most recent comments on Jermell Charlo

Fans have been quick to voice their opinions regarding Canelo Alvarez’s recent comments. One fan, Mr. Opinions, took a direct jab at Canelo, stating, “Anyone but Benavidez… Canelo is ducking.” This sentiment was echoed by others in the Twitter verse, with fans questioning Canelo’s decision to avoid a matchup with David Benavidez.

Another fan, Niko shared his confusion questioning, “Wasn’t Jermell the one calling him out anyway?”

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Meanwhile, Rene remarked that Canelo didn’t have the same “’whatever i dont care energy’ when it came to taking a fight with David Benavidez.”

B-Stunna also jokingly wrote, “I wonder if he actually knows the difference between the two twins”.

Another fan D’squarius Green jr shared his surprise as he found out Alvarez will be facing Jermell instead of Jermall. He wrote, “Man wtf hell nah I’m thinkin its jermall”.

Also, Jojo chimed in with a pointed remark, emphasizing that Canelo only picked Charlo in order to avoid Benavidez.

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While some question his choices and accuse him of ducking opponents like Benavidez, others find humor in the situation. What do you think about Canelo’s decision of picking Jermell Charlo to face next? Do you also think the champion is avoiding Benavidez? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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