“Strip him,” David Benavidez sends ultimatum to Canelo Alvarez after constant dismissal for boxing superstar

David Benavidez wants Canelo Alvarez stripped of his title if the Mexican further avoids to fight him.


“Strip him,” David Benavidez sends ultimatum to Canelo Alvarez after constant dismissal for boxing superstar

David Benavidez sends ultimatum to Canelo Alvarez (Image via IMAGO)

David Benavidez strongly desired Canelo Alvarez to defend his title against him. Benavidez was willing to see consequences for the reigning champion if that did not happen. He publicly advocated for the WBC to strip Alvarez. Benavidez wanted the WBC to strip him of the super middleweight championship belt if Canelo did not face him next. 

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At the moment, Benavidez prepares to fight against Demetrius Andrade on November 25th. According to the fighter, if he wins and Alvarez doesn’t respond, then the Mexican should face some serious troubles.

The fighter recently said in an interview, “That’s what happens when you’re #1 contender, you fight for the belt. So I think they should do the right thing and, if he doesn’t wanna fight, strip him. I wanna make my own lane, I don’t just wanna be that fighter waiting for Canelo.” 

According to Benavidez, stripping Alvarez from the position remains right if he avoids top opponents. The fighter mentioned that he didn’t want to remain as the fighter who just waited for Alvarez. The Mexican champion recently defeated Jermell Charlo via decision.

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Several weeks ago, the WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman, designated David Benavidez as the mandatory challenger for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title. However, with Benavidez set to face Andrade, if he wins, this could lead to Andrade becoming the mandatory challenger. Both fighters are often considered some of the best competitors in the sport, and their upcoming bout on November 25th has generated significant excitement on social media. 

It’s premature for David Benavidez to discuss a potential fight with Canelo because he first needs to focus on defending his WBC interim 168-pound title against Andrade, who is a formidable opponent. Nevertheless, the fight will end this ongoing debate over who should fight the Mexicans.

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David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade don’t care about Canelo Alvarez ahead of their title fight next

The winner of the Benavidez-Andrade bout scheduled for next month will position themselves for a potential challenge to Canelo, who holds four titles. However, history has demonstrated that being a mandatory challenger for one of Alvarez’s belts doesn’t guarantee an actual fight with him.

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David Benavidez
David Benavidez (Image via DAZN)

Throughout his career, Canelo has exhibited limited enthusiasm for facing either Benavidez or Andrade, and there’s little reason to believe he will change his stance now. In this context, the November 25th showdown between Benavidez and Andrade might represent the peak of their chances to secure a bout with Canelo, as it remains uncertain whether such an opportunity will materialize in the future.

During their recent press conference ahead of their fight, both fighters slammed Alvarez, respectively, clarifying that the Mexican has no business here. Benavidez stated that he was not worried about Alvarez. He’s concerned about Demetrius Andrade, as this is the biggest fight of his career to date.

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