JAKARTA – David Benavidez’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, challenged Saul Canelo Alvarez to show how macho or manly he is. Sampson Lewkowicz wants Saul Canelo Alvarez to fight David Benavidez next, not in September.
Sampson challenged Saul Canelo Alvarez to a fight against David Benavidez, after the boxer stopped Demetrius Andrade on Saturday night at the Michelob ULTRA Arena, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. David Benavidez became the WBC’s mandatory challenger for one of Saul Canelo Alvarez’s four championship belts by defeating Andrade.
While this doesn’t reassure Lewkowicz that Saul Canelo Alvarez will fight David Benavidez on May 4, the date Canelo is expected to return to the ring is. “Let me make a statement for Canelo – regardless of the outcome, if Canelo fights Benavidez, he will be an idol, if he fights him,” Lewkowicz said.
“If he doesn’t fight him, he will never be an idol. Now, in any case, if he wins, he will be the best and if he loses, he has the courage to fight the best. So, Canelo, don’t run anymore! And who That said – I’m telling you – I’ll give you a thousand dollars right now if you tell me another fight besides Canelo and Benavidez. Give me another fight that everyone wants,” he explained.
David Benavidez (28-0, 24 KOs) wants nothing more than to challenge Canelo Alvarez next, but “The Mexican Monster” understands that he will very likely have to fight another top class opponent if Alvarez chooses to fight the undefeated WBC middleweight champion , Jermall Charlo (33-0, 22 KOs), or another undefeated boxer from Mexico, Jaime Munguia.