September 29, 2022

Floyd Mayweather believes that Canelo Alvarez is ‘ducking’ David Benavidez.

Boxing’s pound-for-pound king final yr topped himself the undisputed super-middleweight champion by beating Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to gather all 4 belts inside a span of 11 months.

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Canelo is the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super-middleweight world champion

Nevertheless, whereas Canelo gained the WBA, WBO and IBF instantly from the champions, he picked up the WBC as a vacant belt which was hooked up to the Smith combat.

The explanation behind it is because the champion who beforehand held that title was stripped for lacking weight one month prior.

That champion was Benavidez.

Some declare he would’ve been the hardest check for Canelo in his super-middleweight marketing campaign and now need to see the brand new king give him a shot at regaining his previous belt.

Nevertheless, the 31-year-old has insisted he can combat who he desires however misplaced to Dmitry Bivol in a shock defeat.

Mayweather outboxed Canelo when the Mexican was just 23

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Mayweather outboxed Canelo when the Mexican was simply 23

Canelo has additionally expressed a want to maneuver as much as cruiserweight and face Ilunga Makabu.

Mayweather isn’t a fan of this transfer.

Floyd instructed reporters about Canelo: “He’s going as much as cruiserweight, he’s preventing a man that’s actually not, ugh, the man’s up and down.

“If it was as much as me, we wanna see Benavidez.

“Canelo’s a helluva fighter, however in my private opinion he’s ducking David Benavidez.

“That’s simply my private opinion and I’m allowed to talk my thoughts.

Benavidez is highly rated at 25-0 (22 KOs) but was stripped once for cocaine and a second time for missing weight

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Benavidez is very rated at 25-0 (22 KOs) however was stripped as soon as for cocaine and a second time for lacking weight

“He’s going as much as cruiserweight, I’m not knocking him, however that very same man was on the Mayweather Boxing Gymnasium, the fellows have been actually getting one of the best of him within the Mayweather Boxing Gymnasium.

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“He’s going as much as quote-unquote ‘cruiserweight’ – David Benavidez might beat that very same man…

“Do I like this combat? Completely not. We wanna see Benavidez, let’s make it occur.”

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