David Benavidez Targeting Trilogy With Canelo Alvarez: ‘I’ll Never be Forgotten’

Published 01/08/2021, 5:15 AM EST


The WBC stripped David Benavidez of the super-middleweight title in August 2020 after he failed to make weight for his fight. The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, recently captured the vacant title. He beat Britain’s Callum Smith to signify his spot at the top.

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In a chat fight with Fight Hype, Benavidez expressed his desire to take on the mighty Canelo Alvarez fight. He also touched on his super-middleweight future.

‘El Bandera Roja’ said, “I feel like me and Canelo fight’s gonna be a f**kin war...That’s what I am hoping for. Because at the end of the day, I always said I want to be known in the history books of boxing. If I get a fight like that, I’ll never be forgotten. And if I get a trilogy, going on 3 fights like that, I’ll never be forgotten. That’s my goal.”

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Benavidez is a staunch contender in the 168-pound division. The 24-year-old is one of the hardest punchers in the division. He has an amazing track record of 23 wins and 0 losses.

He has high regard for Canelo Alvarez and knows that fighting the best will help him become the best. Benavidez isn’t even backing down from a trilogy fight, but given Alvarez’s desire to fight the other champion, he may have to spend 2021 boxing other contenders.

The fact that he isn’t intimidated is a positive, and it shows the boxing world that he has an end goal in sight.

Will Canelo Alvarez sign for a fight with David Benavidez?

With a dominating win over Smith, Saul Alvarez has cemented his stature at the 168-pound division. The Mexican boxer is getting tied-up to take on Avni Yildirim in his WBC super-middleweight title defense.

This fight is being targeted for early 2021 and post that Alvarez will probably look to fight Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO super-middleweight title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Canelo fans wish to see his trilogy with nemesis Gennady Golovkin by the year’s end. Considering these factors, chances of offering a fight to David Benavidez seem pretty low for this year.

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However, it can also happen if Canelo doesn’t fight ‘GGG’. However, ‘El Bandera Roja’ will need to earn his place as the top contender first.

If he does so, who will you be backing in a David Benavidez vs Canelo Alvarez fight?

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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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