Jose Benavidez, father and coach of David, assured that his son has no problem waiting for Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, who will seek in 2021 to become the absolute champion of the super middle division.
“We know that Canelo has several commitments: Billy Joe Saunders, Caleb Plant and possibly another fight with GGG (Gennady Golovkin)“, He said Joseph. “So that gives us the opportunity to mature, continue to learn, although we would be ready for the opportunity to arise suddenly.”
Benavidez he remains undefeated in 24 bouts, of which 21 were via knockout. He comes from defeating on March 13, 2021 Ronald ellis by technical knockout in the eleventh round.
“Canelo he is a teacher, the best fighter pound for pound in our eyes, he has a lot of talent, he is a great counter-puncher, “he said. Joseph. “We have seen several flaws, one is the jab, he has a problem dealing with the distance, we are focusing on the jab, (his scheduled fights) will give us time to perfect things.”
Benavidez was a two-time world champion in the super middle division for the CMBBut problems outside the ring led to his belt stripping. First because of problems with the police for carrying cocaine in his car and, later, for not giving the weight in his fight against Roamer Alexis Angulo.
“We keep learning, David he is getting stronger, he is 24 years old ”, considered his father. “I think (that against Canelo), it is a fight that people ask for, it will not happen now, we hope that after three or four fights, like Floyd mayweather who gave you the opportunity, give it to us. We can prepare a great show for our Mexican people ”.
Saul Alvarez mentioned that in the panorama there is David, but since his plan is to unify all the 168-pound belts, at this time he is not interested in fighting against Benavidez.
“David will have no problem giving the weight,” he said. “(Against Ellis) scored 167.2 pounds with a good diet, with good discipline, so I think we can be at 168 for a long time.