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Mike Tyson Calls Out Canelo Alvarez

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has criticized Canelo Alvarez, accusing him of disrespecting the sport and Mexico by allegedly turning down a lucrative offer to face his mandatory challenger, David Benavidez.

Mike Tyson

Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion with a record of 60-2-2 and 39 knockouts, has been embroiled in controversy over his refusal to fight Benavidez, who holds the WBC's mandatory challenger status at 168 pounds.

Sampson Lewkowicz, Benavidez's manager, claimed that Alvarez had rejected an offer to face Benavidez, but Alvarez's manager, Eddy Reynoso, denied that such an offer had been made.

In an interview with Marca, Tyson expressed his surprise at Alvarez's decision, stating that he would have accepted the proposed multi-million dollar fight if he were in Alvarez's position.

Tyson criticized Alvarez for allegedly prioritizing financial gain over facing his natural rival, Benavidez, and questioned his commitment to fighting the best.

"Do you not respect the legacy of the great Mexican champions who faced the best regardless of the money?" Tyson said. "This is a shame for boxing and for Mexico.
If I were him, I would accept the fight with Benavidez and show the world that he is the best. But it seems he doesn’t have the courage to do it; It is a shame because he has a lot of talent but he lacks heart."

The potential fight between Alvarez and Benavidez has been highly anticipated and is considered one of the most attractive matchups in boxing. However, with Alvarez's reluctance to face Benavidez, fans may be left disappointed as the bout remains uncertain.


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