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David Benavidez's Apology Sparks Interest in Potential Canelo Bout

David Benavidez, the undefeated boxing sensation, found himself in hot water after a drunken interview with DAZN's Chris Mannix during teammate Diego Pacheco's fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Benavidez took to Instagram to issue a public apology, acknowledging his behavior and vowing that such an incident would not happen again.

David Benavidez

In a post on his Instagram account, Benavidez stated,

"I just want to take this time to apologize to all my fans and to the people that seen me last night drunk. I had one too many drinks and made a complete fool of myself smh [shake my head]. This will never happen again."

This apology comes at a critical juncture for Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs), who is eyeing a highly anticipated bout with four-division champion and undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Benavidez cannot afford to give Alvarez any reason to doubt his reliability as an opponent.

Benavidez has faced challenges in the past, including losing his WBC 168-pound title on the scales in 2020 and testing positive for cocaine in 2018. These incidents have cast a shadow over his career, and he is determined to show that he has learned from his mistakes and is ready to move forward.

Meanwhile, Alvarez has been focused on his upcoming fight against former light middleweight champion Jaime Munguia on May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez's bouts have become highly anticipated events, and he has cemented his status as the face of boxing with his self-discipline and principled approach to the sport.


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