“I Think He Feels That…” – Eddie Hearn Reveals Why Canelo Alvarez Is Not Interested in David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo Fights

Published 05/04/2022, 3:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 03: WBC/WBA/WBO super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 03, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will face Caleb Plant on November 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

There are often many questions raised about Canelo Alvarez on why he doesn’t face prominent fighters like David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo. Now, Alvarez’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has come up with a clear explanation for Alvarez’s choice of picking up his fights.

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In a recent interview with Fino boxing, the interviewer asked Eddie Hearn about the reason The Mexican superstar doesn’t fight with Benavidez and Charlo.

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Eddie Hearn answered, “I just think that Saul is the kind of guy he wants to get something out of fight. So with Bivol, he wants to dethrone him of his 175-pound world title. Benavidez, Charlo there’s no belts there for him to take.”

“They’re good fights. And I think he feels that those guys should also fight each other and make that fight as big as possible.”

The statement by Hearn suggests that Alvarez looks to snatch titles from his opponents. Likewise, to fight Alvarez, Benavidez and Charlo must achieve a great feat.

What’s on the table for Canelo Alvarez in his next fight?

The Mexican superstar will enter the ring on May 7 to fight Dmitry Bivol. Alvarez currently holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO Super Middle Title and looks to fetch more.

Now, Alvarez looks to snatch the WBA Super World Light Heavy Title from Bivol and become the new light heavyweight champion.

What are the achievements of Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez?

In recent years, Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez stepped into the lime limelight of the boxing fraternity. 

Charlo, who is also known as ‘ Hit Man’, holds the WBC world middleweight title. Moreover, he fought 32 matches in his career and never lost any. He has a knockout percentage of 68.75%.

On the other hand, the 25-year-old Benavidez is undefeated in his 25 fights. Significantly, he has 22 knockouts to his name.

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Well, both the fighters have a good record in professional boxing, but according to Eddie Hearn, they must thrive more to challenge the P4P king, Canelo Alvarez.

Watch This Story: Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Stats: Record, Height, Reach, and Knockout Ratio

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Do you think any of these two boxers will compete against Alvarez in the future? If yes, then who will it be? Let us know your views in the comments below.

 

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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