Two-time welterweight champion, Shawn Porter, has gone against the grain of the boxing community by dismissing the overwhelming demand for a super-middleweight showdown between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and David Benavidez.
Benavidez has been calling out the undisputed champion for some time, particularly throughout 2023, and his recent outstanding victory over Demetrius Andrade, coupled with a knockout win over Caleb Plant earlier in the year, has got fans believing that he is capable of becoming the first man to topple Alvarez in the 168lbs division.
‘The Mexican Monster’ dominated the previously undefeated two-division world champion Andrade before he retired on his stool in-between the sixth and seventh round.
Like most viewers and attendees, the performance left Porter impressed, but instead of him joining the crowd and clamouring for a clash with Canelo, ‘Showtime’ told 210 Boxing TV that the world doesn’t need to see that fight, as it is so obvious that Benavidez would come out on top against the ageing champion.
“I think that the world wants Benavidez to be on the [Canelo’s] list, I really don’t think that Benavidez is on Canelo’s list.”
“It’s too much, It’s too god damn much. Benavidez does not need Canelo, sometimes you are just that much better than somebody that nobody needs to see it. Sometimes you are that good, that people don’t even need to see it.”
“I just think that he is better, he is stronger, he has got too much youth, he’s now got too much experience and too much health. Canelo has been fighting professionally for like twenty years, it is too much mileage. Go on your victory laps, do what you are going to do, don’t look at Benavidez.”
Reports suggest that Canelo will face Jaime Munguia around Cinco De Mayo, before potentially taking on Benavidez in September 2024.