Canelo Alvarez Dismisses Mike Tyson’s Matchmaking Suggestion to Fight Benavidez

By Robbie Bannatyne - 03/20/2024 - Comments

Canelo Alvarez took a verbal shot at boxing legend Mike Tyson, reacting to his matchmaking suggestion that he fight David Benavidez.

Rather than confronting Tyson’s suggestion head-on, Canelo deflected, redirecting the topic towards Mike’s life. Obviously, it’s difficult for Canelo to discuss his seemingly avoidance of taking on his most dangerous challenger.

When the undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo was asked yesterday by the media about his thoughts on Mike Tyson calling for him to take on Benavidez, he said, ā€œIā€™d respect his opinion if he was sober.ā€

Was Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) just joking with the comment, or did it reflect his thoughts about Tyson’s matchmaking ability?

Is This a Duck Job by Canelo?

Canelo’s remark about Tyson’s sobriety in response to his matchmaking suggestion is a classic example of a person deflecting to avoid a difficult subject. When you see this kind of thing going on, it’s hard not to view this as a duck job on Canelo’s part to avoid a difficult subject.

Canelo’s decision to swerve the suggestion by Tyson has clearly backfired on him with fans viewing it as him showing fear of Benavidez by changing the subject.

Fans criticize Canelo over his jab at Tyson because they think he should have been more respectful toward the legend and responded straightly to his suggestion about Benavidez rather than changing the frame.

Canelo can distract all he wants, but it’s not going to make the Benavidez topic go away because fans will continue to push for him to face the ‘Mexican Monster.’

Yesterday, Canelo gave his price tag for what he wants to face Benavidez, saying he’d fight him if he’s given “150 to 200 million.” That comment is his way of saying that the fight will never happen because there isn’t a promoter alive that will pay him that kind of dough to fight Benavidez or anyone on earth.

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