David Benavidez Eyeing a ‘Huge’ Fight With Canelo Alvarez After Jermall Charlo

Published 07/09/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Fighter David Benavidez in the ring during a media workout at LA Live on September 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is the predominant face of modern-day boxing. Over the course of his enigmatic boxing run, Alvarez has stormed up to become the hotshot of the game. Every boxing prodigy and veteran around his weight class wants to fight him once. This is because a tussle against Canelo brings in countless teachings that help boxers grow at certain points in their careers.

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That said, David Benavidez is one young force who’s eager to get his hands on Alvarez. Until now, he’s called out the Mexican boxing star many times as he wants to test himself in deep waters.

However, Alvarez is currently on his pursuit to become the undisputed super-middleweight champ and before that, he won’t look to fight anyone not named Caleb Plant.

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Considering this situation, Benavidez has decided to fight Jermall Charlo for his WBC middleweight strap. In a recent interview with Little Giant Boxing, he said, “This year, it would be Charlo [that I would want]. That’s a fight I want. Because Canelo, I know he’s got his own thing [with unifying the super middleweight division].”

“Can you imagine if I get past Charlo and stop him, me and Canelo would be huge. It would be big. I know what I bring to the table. I know what I’m capable of.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

‘El Bandera Roja’ has been a prime 168-pound fighter. However, he is willing to go down and attain gold to become viable for a title shot.

Is David Benavidez ready for a fight against Canelo Alvarez?

The undefeated boxer definitely has some noteworthy skills under his wing. He is a true aggressor, who cuts the distance between him and his opponents to land his thunderous right hands.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: David Benavidez (red/green trunks) reacts after defeating Anthony Dirrell (not in frame) after a corner stoppage in their WBC Super Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Also, he’s a slick counter attacker and until now, David Benavidez has remained highly successful in executing his strategies.

That said, with the form he’s currently in, it definitely seems that Benavidez is ready to face someone as elite as Canelo Alvarez. But, it’ll be exciting to see when he actually gets to face his biggest opponent.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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