Canelo Alvarez Open to Benavidez Bout for the Right Price

Canelo Alvarez vs David Benavidez

Canelo Alvarez has expressed openness to facing David Benavidez in his next bout, but only if the financial terms are right. Following his upcoming title defense against Jaime Munguia this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Alvarez stated that he’s willing to entertain the idea of fighting Benavidez, provided he receives appropriate compensation.

The demand for this matchup has been growing, with many in the boxing community eager to see Alvarez take on the formidable Benavidez. Alvarez has reportedly set his price tag between $150-200 million for such a bout, citing the significant interest it generates. Comparisons have been drawn to the hefty paydays of aging heavyweights Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua for their fights in Saudi Arabia, making it reasonable for Alvarez to seek similar compensation for a high-profile showdown with Benavidez.

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Given the size and prowess of Benavidez, who is currently in his prime at 27 and poses a significant physical challenge, Alvarez emphasized the importance of receiving adequate compensation for fighting someone well outside his usual weight class. While acknowledging the potential mismatch in size, Alvarez remains confident in his abilities, stating, “If the money is correct, why not? I can fight him on Saturday night too. Of course, I’ll beat that guy.”

Alvarez’s willingness to face Benavidez hinges on securing the right financial package, signaling that he’s open to the matchup if the terms meet his expectations.

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