Five division world winner Floyd Mayweather would like to a see a major showdown involving Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and David Benavidez.
Regarded by a lot of as the most important title in the activity, Canelo’s sole defeat came at the palms of Mayweather in 2013.
Mayweather retired from the sport in 2017. Canelo is still in the prime of his career and creating heritage.
Before this month, Canelo knocked out Caleb Plant to grow to be the undisputed earth champion at super middleweight.
Mayweather would like to see him stick around at 168 to face Benavidez.
“We like Canelo Alvarez, but Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence, Terence Crawford – there are so a lot of other fantastic fighters out there. David Benavidez is a helluva fighter also that’s a superior test for Canelo,” Mayweather explained, in accordance to The Sunshine.
“Canelo appeared wonderful the other evening. He went out there, and he went out there, and he performed his occupation and did what he’s intended to do as a fighter. “We had a opportunity to clash [in 2013], two undefeated fighters, and we gave people today what they needed to see.”
A combat between Benavidez and Canelo will not occur any time shortly.
Past 7 days, the Globe Boxing Council authorized Canelo’s ask for to make a great leap in excess weight to challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.
Canelo would like to stage the struggle with Makabu in May.
On the other hand, the sanctioning entire body purchased a battle amongst Benavidez and former earth winner David Lemiuex – with the WBC’s interim-super middleweight title at stake. That combat is currently being specific for the very first quarter of 2022.
“Right now I can do whatever I want. I confronted all the 168-pound globe champions, I took the titles from all of them. Now I do what I want,” Canelo reported.