Benavidez’s Canelo Obsession: Still Hoping for September Fight

By Dan Ambrose - 03/21/2024 - Comments

David Benavidez is still optimistic that a mega-bout between him and undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will still happen this year in September.

Yesterday, Benavidez made a cutting remark about the superstar Canelo on Instagram, reacting to him saying that he brings nothing to the table and that his price tag for the clash would be “150-200 million.’ Benavidez questioned Canelo’s courage to fight him with his high price tag.

Is Benavidez Stuck in Denial?

It seems now that Benavidez still believes the match against Canelo will happen, although he doesn’t say who will come up with the money to meet Alvarez’s price.

Just wait on it. Don’t be surprised when this fight happens in September,” said David Benavidez on Instagram about a clash between him and Canelo.

It sounds like wishful thinking by Benavidez, still unable to come to terms that Canelo isn’t interested in fighting him. Benavidez can’t let go and mentally move on, which is sad and pathetic.

Time to Move On

The reality is without the Saudis getting involved to shell out the $150-200 million that Canelo wants, the fight has zero chance of happening, and he’s not settling for less than that amount.

Instead of Benavidez wasting time dreaming about a Canelo fight that has next to no chance of happening, he should move up to 175 or 200 and look for matches that have a better chance of happening.

It’s a big comedown for Benavidez fighting for what will likely be less money against the dangerous sharks at light heavyweight and cruiserweight than he would get fighting Canelo, but that’s the way it is.

If Benavidez had taken the hint from day one from Canelo that there was no interest, he could have already moved up to 175 or 200 a long time ago and fought these killers: Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol, and Jai Opetaia.

Benavidez would likely lose to some or all of them, but at least he wouldn’t have wasted his time thinking that Canelo would bless him with a payday.