Many observers were impressed with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’ showing against Jermell Charlo last month, in which he dominated the entire fight and retained his undisputed super middleweight championship.
There were soon calls for a clash with WBC Interim world champion David Benavidez, who most view as Alvarez’ toughest test at 168lbs.
When breaking down the fight on the DAZN Boxing Show, former world champion Sergio Mora said it was a “very difficult one” for ‘Canelo,’ adding that Benavidez “beats him on every level.”
“David Benavidez, ‘The Mexican Monster,’ is going to be bigger than Canelo, stronger, longer and faster! And normally when you have size, you give up speed. David Benavidez has some of the fastest hands and most explosive combinations at super middleweight.”
“He has everything against Canelo, plus he is hungry for this big opportunity. He’s had the big wins against former challengers like Dirrell and Plant.”
“He’s ascending and he’s waiting for this opportunity. This is it, this is the moment that he needs.”
“If it happens, this is going to be a very difficult fight for Canelo. Benavidez beats him on every level, in every category.”
Benavidez takes on two weight world champion Demtrius Andrade on November 25th, with the winner surely in line for a big money fight against Alvarez.
Many feel ‘The Mexican Monsters’ days at super middleweight could be numbered, so the monster fight with ‘Canelo’ will have to likely happen in the first half of 2023 if it is to happen at all.