Jose Benavidez Sr. Gives an Update on the Potential Jermall Charlo vs. David Benavidez Fight

Published 05/17/2021, 3:00 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)


The super-middleweight division has slowly become an exciting division in boxing. Although Canelo Alvarez is on course to becoming the undisputed champion, several challengers want to face him. David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo are two of the names in the running, and now, Jose Benavidez Sr. has given an update on their potential bout.

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The two fighters have both called out Alvarez in the past. Despite this, the Mexican P4P star has made it clear that he will face Caleb Plant next.

Therefore, rumors suggested that Benavidez and Charlo would face each other. And Benavidez’s father and trainer, Jose, has given his take.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: Jermall Charlo of the United States celebrates his WBC World Middleweight Championship against Dennis Hogan of Ireland at Barclays Center on December 07, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The trainer spoke to Behind The Gloves on YouTube and said, “Charlo said that he was going to break David’s neck. I reached out to him and I sent him a DM. I told him, with all due respect, I think that will be a great fight, it could be a pay-per-view fight. A very dangerous fight for us too. But whoever wins that fight would definitely fight Canelo.”

Thus, this comment from Benavidez Sr. showed that the fight was a serious consideration, and the Benavidez camp tried to make the fight. Moreover, he also revealed that the winner of the fight would fight for the undisputed title.

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Jose Benavidez Jr. accused Jermall Charlo of ducking his brother

The trainer made no secret that they offered Charlo the fight. Moreover, both boxers fight under the PBC’s banner. Despite this, it will not be easy for them to agree to a bout. And Benavidez Sr. has already accused the undefeated champion of ducking his brother.

Benavidez Sr. said, “But he backed out, he said that David had to be vaccinated and that he would not fight someone under 25. Then his coach came and said that David did not bring anything to the table.”

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 05: David Benavidez celebrates after defeating Denis Douglin during a super middleweight fight at 2300 Arena on August 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Based on his comment, it appears the fight will not happen. However, it will be interesting to see what Charlo has to say about these comments since both fighters have already engaged in a verbal battle.

What do you make of these comments from Jose Benavidez Sr.?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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