After a number of months of rumors and hypothesis, 2024 might lastly be the 12 months David Benavidez faces Canelo Alvarez.
Canelo arguably had a easy 2023 because of snug wins over John Ryder and Jermell Charlo to stay WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO tremendous middleweight world champion.
In the meantime the “Pink Flag” defeated Caleb Plant by unanimous choice in March to retain the WBC interim tremendous middleweight title. On November 25, he’ll face Demetrius Andrade in a compulsory protection of his championship.
In an interview with CNN, Benavidez had this to say in regards to the alternative to face Canelo in 2024.
“I’ve earned the chance to combat him. I am prepared for this combat, I do know it is a combat that everybody is ready for. It will likely be a tricky combat, however I’ve what it takes to beat him,” Benavidez defined to CNN.
Past the rivalry, the Mexican-born American acknowledged Alvarez as among the finest of the period.
“I’ve at all times given him credit score. He’s a legend, these are the boxers I wish to face.”
Within the occasion of the combat going down, the 26-year-old believes it will be very shut and like a warfare.
“I’ve lots of people who assist me, he additionally has individuals who assist him. It will likely be a really huge combat, an actual warfare.
Andrade, the final hurdle earlier than Canelo
Ought to he defeat his compatriot on the Michelob Extremely Enviornment in Las Vegas subsequent week, Benavidez is aware of that he could be taking a key step in direction of going through Canelo.
“Andrade has numerous method, good protection, throws quite a bit and may be very hungry to win, however I’ve extra starvation, extra power, extra velocity and I will present the world what degree I’m at,” he concluded.
“I am targeted and I skilled laborious. I do know he has numerous expertise, he is been boxing for a very long time, however so have I. That is not going to say something in regards to the combat. That is not going to say something in regards to the combat, I am 100% able to win this Saturday.
What’s David Benavidez’s skilled document?
Since his professional debut on August 17, 2013, David Benavidez has a document of 27 wins (23 knockouts and 4 by choice) and 0 losses to date.