Leonard Ellerbe Sheds Light on Possible Crawford Fight After Canelo Alvarez Teases ‘Major’ Career Announcement

Published 02/13/2024, 12:02 AM EST

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Leonard Ellerbe directs a great path for  Canelo Alvarez. The CEO of Mayweather Promotions asserts that a potential showdown between Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez has more allure than a clash with Terence Crawford. Even though Crawford has expressed his ambition to face Canelo Alvarez, Ellerbe believes Benavidez is a much better option.

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According to Ellerbe, the prospect of Canelo stepping into the ring with Benavidez is deemed a “much bigger” matchup. Well, this comes after Alvarez teased a “major” announcement regarding his fight recently. Ellerbe had his reasons for making such a claim.

Leonard Ellerbe explains his take on Crawford-Alvarez

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According to Leonard Ellerbe, the anticipated clash between Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez will generate more excitement and interest within the boxing community. Many fans believe Benavidez could be the one to challenge and potentially dethrone Canelo from his super middleweight throne. And their story has been relevant for quite some time now, because Benavidez has been calling out Alvarez, even before his fight against Caleb Plant.

Not only that, Crawford has recently gained limelight after his remarkable victory against Errol Spence Jr. Before that, not a lot of people talked about the prospect of him going against Alvarez. For that reason, speaking to FightHype, Leonard Ellerbe said, “If you ask me which fight is bigger. The Benavidez [vs. Canelo] fight is bigger [than the Canelo vs. Terence Crawford match]. It’s a much bigger fight.

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Well, the mystery will be solved after Alvarez announces the Mexican TV, Box Azteca, on February 15 at noon. He’ll be addressing the future course of his career, and fans hope it’s the fight against David Benavidez. However, the reports suggest something entirely different.

Canelo Alvarez might go for a third option

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Reports indicate that Canelo Alvarez is set to face Jermall Charlo next. It will be held on a grand stage, and a highly anticipated undisputed super-middleweight title fight will be scheduled for May 4 in Las Vegas. The announcement adds to the intrigue surrounding the Cinco de Mayo weekend fight tradition associated with Canelo.

Fans have eagerly speculated about the opponent Canelo would choose for this significant matchup. Various names, including Terence Crawford, David Benavidez, and Jaime Munguia, were linked to the potential showdown. However, recent reports from The Ring suggest that Jermall Charlo is slated to be Canelo’s opponent in the highly anticipated bout scheduled for May. Jermall will be seeking redemption for his twin brother Jermell Charlo‘s prior defeat to Canelo.

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So, it’s to be seen what will Alvarez reveal on Tuesday about his career, and whether the report presented by The Ring is precise or not. What are your thoughts about this? Tell us in the comments section.

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