The much-anticipated showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and David Benavidez is anticipated to happen in 2024.
Though the Mexican might have confronted the American this 12 months, he declined the bout, citing Benavidez‘s penchant for verbal provocations as an inappropriate strategy to securing a struggle.
Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez defended Canelo’s determination, asserting that it wasn’t rooted in worry however reasonably a recognition that the battle between the 2 fighters was inevitable.
“He’s the challenger, in the end they may face one another,” Chavez famous.
“I do not suppose Canelo lvarez is afraid as a result of no fighter is afraid of one other opponent”.
Combat validated by WBC
The World Boxing Council (WBC) validated Benavidez because the official challenger for Canelo in the course of the 61st WBC Annual Conference, setting the stage for a possible bout in Could or September 2024.
Nevertheless, whether or not they struggle will happen will rely on the end result of Benavidez‘s upcoming match towards Demetrius Andrade on November 25 in Las Vegas.