In the world of boxing, eyes are once again on the possibility of a confrontation that could be epic between the “Canelo” Álvarez and David Benavidez. The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán, has raised expectations by ensuring that the long-awaited fight could materialize in the near future.
Saúl Álvarez, the Mexican champion who has defeated almost all of his opponents, except for Mayweather and Bivol, He has been challenged time and time again by David Benavidez, the American boxer who is emerging as his next significant challenge.
Sulaimán, speaking to FOX Sports Radio, highlighted that, despite speculation from fans and some media, Canelo is not avoiding facing Benavidez. He stated that both contenders are progressing towards the ideal time for confrontation.
“Benavidez’s time has been cooking; 2 or 3 years ago he was not ready for Canelo, but on Saturday he showed that he is for big fights. The public wants to cut off heads, see them with forks, and say ‘see how they are protecting it’, and that is not the case,” Sulaimán expressed, highlighting Benavidez’s development and preparation for a confrontation of such magnitude.
Although Sulaimán hinted that the fight could take place in 2024, he remained without confirming a specific date on the calendar.
However, there are other possible rivals on Canelo Álvarez’s list for the near future. According to ESPN sources, names like Jermall Charlo, Terrence Crawford and Jaime Munguía They are also under consideration to face Álvarez. Although these names could be tentative for the month of May, Sulaimán did not rule out the possibility that the fight with Benavidez would take place in September.
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The priority of the World Boxing Council seems to be the confrontation between Canelo and Benavidez, since the latter is the mandatory challenger, while Munguía, challenger of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), also has the right to face the Mexican champion in the next year. Agreements between sports organizations could determine the order of the fights.
In short, expectations and excitement remain high in the world of boxing, with the possibility of witnessing an unforgettable confrontation between Canelo Álvarez and David Benavidez becoming more and more real in the near future.
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