WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez slammed down on the four-division world champion Canelo Alvarez for fighting Callum Smith in less than four weeks’ notice. In a series of stories on Instagram, Benavidez expressed his discontent with the entire situation and rained down on the champion for ducking him.
“Is it just me or is it kinda wack that the great Canelo give Callum Smith 4 weeks to get ready for a fight lol. S**t weak to be honest.”
“Next person ima fight, ima give him a three weeks notice since y’all think nothing wrong with that.”
Canelo Alvarez is scheduled to take on undefeated British fighter Callum Smith in a unification bout for the WBA super middleweight championship. Additionally, The Ring middleweight title will also be on the line on December 19 in Texas.
Many have tried and failed to beat the Mexican great Canelo Alvarez. Arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Alvarez boasts an incredible record of 53-1-2. The sole loss of his career has come against legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in September 2013.
David Benavidez claims he can beat Canelo Alvarez
Alvarez has not looked back since then and has gone on to etch his legacy as one of the best to ever step inside the boxing ring. This is what Benavidez said when asked about why he thinks he can dethrone Canelo Alvarez from the top.
“I feel like I have the will, the strength, the power to win. You know, he’s a very small guy, and I feel like I have the tools necessary to beat him.”
“When I throw jabs, you know I split people’s eyes open, you know. My jabs are good, my body shots are great. I don’t get tired like I don’t really get tired like that either. You know, I feel like I have to fix some things, you know give me the better chance to win. But that’s why we do these training camps.”
David Benavidez is undefeated in his professional boxing career and reigns as the WBC super-middleweight champion. “El Bandera Roja” was last seen inside the ring back in August this year against Roamer Alexis Angulo. He won the fight via RTD in the tenth round to register his twenty-third straight win inside the ring.
Benavidez is just 23 and has accomplished a lot in such a short period of time. Needless to say, he is only getting better and could well be a real threat to Canelo Alvarez in the near future.