Oscar de la Hoya has given a proof on Canelo Alvarez‘s refusal to face David Benavidez, citing the latter’s repute as being a monster within the ring.
He additionally expressed his opinion that, on this hypothetical matchup, Benavidez may knock out Canelo.
De la Hoya has delved into the contrasting punching quantity between the 2 fighters, emphasizing Benavidez‘s common of round 55 punches per spherical in comparison with the one punch that was thrown within the first spherical of Canelo‘s current bout in opposition to Jermell Charlo.
This could be the rationale why Canelo Alvarez is not eager on such a match-up.
“I believe he knocks him out,” De La Hoya stated of Benavidez‘s probabilities in opposition to the famous person.
“Benavidez is a monster, he throws actually a median of fifty to 55 punches a spherical.
“With Canelo vs Charlo, within the first spherical, they threw one punch mixed.
“I am not speaking to you want ‘Oh, I hate Canelo, I hate Benavidez‘.
“No, I am speaking to you as a boxing skilled.”
Benavidez’s fights in 2023
On March 25, Benavidez defeated Caleb Plant by unanimous choice on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Paradise, Nevada, to stay the interim tremendous middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council.
Benavidez‘s subsequent challenges for 2023 embody a bout in opposition to Demetrius Andrade on November 25, defending his interim tremendous middleweight title.