“Haters Are Going to Be Haters”- Canelo Alvarez Lashes Out at Critics for Claiming He’s Avoiding David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo

Published 12/18/2021, 9:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


If there’s one boxer who grabbed the most limelight and attention in the past year, then it’s Canelo Alvarez without a doubt. Fighting 4 times in 11 months, the p4p king became the undisputed super-middleweight champ. With this, he also created history by becoming the first man to do so.

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Now, Canelo is all set to move up to the cruiserweight roster to challenge the WBC champ, Ilunga Makabu, for his throne. This move by Canelo and his team got wide appreciation. However, there were some fans who felt the Mexican star is avoiding his challenges against David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo.

But in a recent interview with World Boxing News, Canelo lashed out at critics over these junctures.

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He said, “Look, what I see and what I know is I beat the No.1 fighter at 168. It was Callum Smith,” 

“Next, Billy Joe Saunders, second. Next, the third one (Plant). So, I beat all the best at 168. They were all undefeated. I beat all the best at 168, and now there’s people saying you need to fight this one — like always.”

“Mention a champion they (Benavidez and Charlo) fight before. How many? I really don’t care. Haters are always going to be haters.” 

Benavidez and Charlo have both shown their keenness for a long time in taking on Alvarez. However, it is safe to say, Canelo is in a league of his own, and he’s eagerly chasing his path to glory.

Canelo Alvarez – Hungry to become a 5-weight world champ

Until now, the Mexican boxing star has proved his mettle in the super-welterweight roster, middleweight, super-middleweight, and light heavyweight roster.

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That said, Canelo wants to become a 5-weight world champ, and with the momentum, he’s in, needless to say, Canelo has a splendid chance of achieving this feat.

It’ll be interesting to see how he fares in his very first cruiserweight outing next year.

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What do you make of Canelo’s above comments? How excited are you to see him in the cruiserweight division?

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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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