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Why David Benavidez May Never Get His Shot at Canelo Alvarez

Why David Benavidez May Never Get His Shot at Canelo Alvarez

David Benavidez has his sights set on a career-defining fight with Canelo Alvarez, but his father and trainer, Jose Benavidez Sr., doesn't believe the Mexican superstar will ever take the risk. Despite holding the WBC interim 168-pound championship and being younger and undefeated, David's father thinks Alvarez and his team would never allow him to step into the ring with their fighter, who is set to defend his IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO super middleweight titles against John Ryder in May.

According to Benavidez Sr., Alvarez's extensive fighting career has taken a toll on his body, despite his young age of 32. The fighter's trainer believes that Alvarez has accumulated too many miles over the years, which could result in the relinquishment of his WBC belt, making a fight against David even less likely.

While David Benavidez's boxing career has been relatively short in comparison to Alvarez's, he has remained undefeated in his professional career with a record of 26-0 and 23 KOs. Although his upcoming fight against Caleb Plant on March 26 may serve as a step towards his ultimate goal of facing Alvarez, there is no guarantee that the match will happen.

While fans of David Benavidez may be disappointed to hear the likelihood of the fight against Alvarez, they can still look forward to his future fights, which are sure to be exciting regardless of the opponent.


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